As part of the National Chemistry Week 2017 celebration and in
recognition of its theme, "Chemistry Rocks! ", the American Chemical Society is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade.
Write and illustrate a poem using the National Chemistry Week theme, “Chemistry Rocks!” Your poem can be in any style as long as it is no more than 40 words. Some examples are:.
Click here for guidelines from the National ACS
Winners will be selected in the following
The Cleveland Section American Chemical Society will select ONE winner in each age group to
receive a $25 cash prize. Winners, their parents, and their teachers will be invited to be our
guests at the Cleveland Section ACS Education Night
Meeting in April 2013. At
that time, the student winners will be recognized and presented with their prizes.
The winning posters will also be sent on for
competition at the National ACS level.. Don't think it's not worth trying; Cleveland already had four previous national winners of NCW poster contests. You could be next!
Students who attend schools (or are home-schooled) located in the
geographical area of the Cleveland Section (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Medina,
Lorain, Erie, and Huron counties) are eligible to enter the Cleveland
Section NCW Poster Contest.
All entries must be original works by the student, without aid from
Posters must be no larger than 11 x 14
inches in size.
Entries must be on unlined sheet paper..
Entries must be drawn using crayons, paint,
colored pencils or markers.
Only one entry per student will be accepted.
incomplete or illegible information may be disqualified.
All entries must have the completed entry form and should include the following on the back:
Home address (including city & zip code)
Name of school
School address (including city & zip code)
Teacher's name (please list only one teacher's name)
Teacher's e-mail address
- Homeschooled students should include their name, address, phone, email, and name of any homeschool group to which they are associated
Send all entries to:
Mark Waner, Department of Chemistry
John Carroll University
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
Entries must be POST MARKED no later than October 28 so that winning entries can be sent to Washington DC for judging at the national level the week after NCW.
Entries may also be
dropped off at the Chemistry Department at John Carroll University by the
ACS is not responsible for lost, damaged, or delayed
All illustrated poems and/or digital representations of the poems become the property of the
American Chemical Society.
Acceptance of prizes constitutes consent to
use winners’ names and entries for editorial, advertising
and publicity purposes.
will be evaluated on how well the message in the poster promotes the theme. Four criteria will be used to determine the top
entry for each age group:
•Relevance to and incorporation of the theme
•Word choice and imagery
• Colorful artwork
• Adherence to poem style
• Originality and creativity
• Overall presentation