K-12: National Chemistry Week Poetry Contest


The Sacramento Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade.The grade-based categories are: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Each grade category has its own prizes!

This Year’s theme is “The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy” For full details including judging criteria and an entry form, download the form: ncw-2014-poem-contest-flyer-mail-both.

The poem can be a haiku, a limerick, an ode, or several other choices. It can be a maximum of 40 words, and it must be illustrated!

Contest Deadline: Entries must be received by October 23, 2014 (Mole Day!)

Address for Entries:
Bill Miller
Department of Chemistry
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822

Prizes: First prize is $50, second prize is $35, and third prize is $15 in each age group.

Contact: millerw@scc.losrios.edu

Winners of the Sacramento Section illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest! Here are some of the winners from the National Contest last year for inspiration. Last year the theme was “Energy: Now and Forever.”

Grades K-2: 


Grades 3-5:

Grades 6-8:

Grades 9-12:

Author: Bill Miller

Bill Miller is a Councilor of the Sacramento Section of the ACS. He also teaches chemistry at Sacramento City College.

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