Poetic Power contacted me about several upcoming contests they are running. Their next contest involves essays and has a deadline of February 15, 2012. The contest is open to homeschoolers as well as public and private school kids.
Here are the details:
Students submit one non-fiction essay, 250 words or less on any topic. The essay can be submitted online or mailed in.
Online submission— http://www.poeticpower.com
Mail submission–Creative Communication, 159 North Main Street, Smithfield, UT 84335.
There are three contests each year with upcoming deadlines of Feb 15 and July 18. There are 10 winners in each grade division of 3-6, 7-9, 10-12.
Winners receive $25 and a book that includes their essay. Other writers of merit will be invited to be published. There are no costs to enter, or to be published.