2016 TIME For Kids Poetry Contest

Calling all poets! TIME For Kids has a challenge for you: Write a funny, rhyming poem. It must be an original poem that does not copy another poet’s work. Enter it in the TIME For Kids Poetry Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive an online class visit from Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt. The grand-prize winner and three finalists will each get a signed copy of Nesbitt’s newest book of poetry, Bigfoot is Missing!, and their poems will be published at timeforkids.com.

Poet Kenn Nesbitt will judge the 2015 TFK Poetry Contest

Poet Kenn Nesbitt will judge the 2016 TFK Poetry Contest


WHAT: Write a funny, rhyming poem and enter it in the TFK Poetry Contest. Poet Kenn Nesbitt will look for originality, creativity, humor and rhyme in the style of his own poetry. To read some of Nesbitt’s poems, go to poetry4kids.com.


HOW: Enter your original poem in the online entry form below. Be sure to include your first name only, your e-mail address and your parents’ e-mail address. Contest is open to students who are 8 to 13 years old. Click here to read the official rules.


DEADLINE: February 15, 2016


2016 TFK Poetry Contest Entry Form

Please enter your first name
Please enter your email address
Please enter the e-mail address for your parent or guardian.
Please enter your poem.
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