South Carolina students in grades 3-12 invited to submit work. As part of this year's May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture events, the South Carolina State Library is organizing a poetry contest for South Carolina students, including homeschool students, in grades 3-12.
First, Second, and Third Place winners will be selected for the following groups: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Winners and their families will be invited to the State Library on April 1 to read their poems, and have an opportunity to meet Jacqueline Woodson, this year's Arbuthnot Lecturer.
Additionally, teachers who are able to verify that all students in their class have submitted poetry may use the verification form linked on the webpage for a chance to receive a classroom set of books. One set per age grouping will be made available.