March 1, 2022

The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has announced that their annual poetry contest is now open.  Homeschool students from ages 7-19 may submit their entries between now and May 1st.

The contest has three categories based on student age.

Category 1:  Students aged 7-10 write a poem about foods.

Category 2:  Students aged 11-14 write a poem styled after “Jabberwocky.”

Category 3:  Students aged 15-19 write a poem using a metaphor or simile.

All poems should have a maximum length of 16 lines and a discernible rhyme scheme.

Students may enter up to three different poems per contest.  The cost to enter is $15 for each entry, or $10 per entry for HSLDA members.

Prizes for honorable mention and winning entries range from $50 to $500.

All contest profits go to HSLDA’s charitable arm, HSLDA Compassion, which provides grants to help make homeschooling possible for families facing hard times.

To learn more, or to enter, go to:  HSLDA Poetry Contest Entry Form (


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