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Spring into action to enter the KidsPost Poetry Contest

Kids are asked to write original poems about spring for this year’s contest, which ends March 23.

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It’s not officially spring, but we’re hoping you are already thinking about the season. Thinking and writing, that is, if you aim to enter this year’s KidsPost Poetry Contest. Spring is the theme, and the deadline for submitting is less than a month away. To enter:

  • Poets must be ages 6 to 14 and live in the United States or Canada.
  • A parent or a teacher must read the complete rules at wapo.st/KidsPost_Poetry_2022, fill out the form and submit your entry.
  • Just one poem of 100 words or less per poet. A teacher or parent can submit for more than one student or child.
  • Poems must be original — that means written entirely by you — and not previously published.

The deadline for submissions is March 23. As many as 10 submitted poems will be published in KidsPost on April 26. Kids whose poems are selected will receive a poetry-theme prize package. Please email kidspost@washpost.com if you have questions.