Carl Sandburg Student Poetry Contest Winners Announced

The Carl Sandburg Student Poetry Contest is announced in December of each year with entries due late February. The contest encourages young students to write poetry based on a theme which changes each year. Educators are invited to submit original poems written by their students. Students in grades 3-12 are guided only by an annual theme. Submissions can be written in any style. Poems are judged within grade categories and winning poets are then invited to share their work at a celebration in their honor.

Although this year the annual awards ceremony cannot occur, the young poets will have their poetry published in a digital booklet.  Avon Elementary is proud to have 3 of the 7 winners in our school!  

Congratulations kids!  We are so proud of you and your amazing writing skills! 


Third place: The Different Soul by Cooper B 

Honorable Mention: My Papa by R. Darst 

Honorable Mention: Inspired by Walter Dean Myers by Bella Putnam