The Northeast Texas Poetry in Schools contest began over 40 years ago, by the Rusk County Poetry Society in Henderson. Young Audiences, Arts for Learning of Northeast Texas took over the project in 2012. This year over 750 poems were submitted by students across Northeast Texas. The contest is open to any 1st-12th grade public, private or home schooled student in the area. The contest aims to provide students with the opportunity to express themselves through writing, but also to learn about the art form of poetry and using language to its fullest potential.
We are so excited to hear from our winning poets!!