Kids and Cats a Poetic Combination

Paws for Poetry contest seeks original poems about pets for National Poetry Month.

Posted: March 2, 2009, 3 a.m. EST

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Gray tabby cat and children
The Paws for Poetry contest is for children ages 7-12; poems should be accompanied by a photograph of the pet.
Cats and dogs are the inspiration for a contest that encourages children to dedicate a poem to their favorite furry friend. Paws for Poetry challenges boys and girls ages 7-12 to get poetic for their pets.

To participate, children may submit an original poem of any length about their pet. Along with a poem, they’re asked to provide a photo of the animal. Entries must be received by March 31.

A winner will be picked in time for the 13th anniversary of National Poetry Month in April. The contest features two categories:  Group One (ages 7-9) and Group Two (ages 10-12). 

A grand-prize winner in each category will get a prize package worth $50. Two runners-up in each category will get a $25 gift package. Children's author and poet Darren Sardelli is the contest judge. Prizes are provided by online pet supply provider Drs. Foster and Smith.

The contest is co-sponsored by kids’ virtual field trip website Meet Me at the Corner and Laugh a Lot Poetry.

The winning poem and pet photo will be highlighted in a Meet Me At The Corner video pod cast. Contest rules and entry guidelines are at Paws for Poetry.

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alissa    waco, TX

3/15/2010 5:05:48 PM

What adress do I mail it to?

E    Attleboro, MA

3/3/2009 12:02:27 AM

great article

aischa    shamokin, PA

3/2/2009 11:37:09 PM

good article nice for kids to do something for pets that they love they should have this more often

momo    anaheim, CA

3/2/2009 10:51:28 PM


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