Judging Criteria

Quality of writing. Does the writer demonstrate a command of language? Weight: 25%

Development. Does the writer use purposeful details that deepen understanding of the poems? Weight: 25%

Craft. Does the writer skillfully use poetic devices? Weight: 25%

Tone. Does the writer set a consistent tone or impact the reader emotionally? Weight: 25%

Submission Requirements

Write a collection of three to ten poems.

Manuscript must be typed.

Poems should include student name, title, and be submitted in a folder, presentation binder, or plastic sleeve to the Assistant Principal.

Please be aware of your audience. Topic, tone, subject matter should be appropriate for a high school classroom.

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