Speak Your Mind Scholarship Slam -- CLOSED

Your mind is an amazing thing. It collects information, helps you sort out your emotions and (best of all) it's the portal into your imagination. We want to know what you're thinking about. Tell us in a poem what makes you tick for a chance to win $1,000 for your college education.

C'mon. Dig around in that brain of yours and pick any idea that really makes you think. Need a push to get started? Check out our action and tip guides for inspiration.


  1. Make sure you're eligible by checking out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the contest rules. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag Speak Your Mind Slam.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action Guides, Tip Guides and other poems for inspiration.
  3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by July 31, 2014.
  4. Check out our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest.

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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
If God granted me one wish I know what It would be. To return the Innocence That the adulthood stole from me.
7 years 10 months ago
I never really thought of life being
7 years 11 months ago
My names Tara Lynn, well not really but hey lets go with it. Some say im smart and some say i dont amount to shit.
8 years 2 days ago
Anger is imbeded deep within my demolished soul it consumes my body and engulfs it with hatred a resentment
8 years 1 week ago
The last time that I saw
8 years 2 weeks ago