CONTEST CLOSED – The next poetry contest will run from Jan 1. through Feb 15. Any contestant who isn’t picked can always enter again.
First Place – “Ice Age” by Nancy Yu
First Runner-Up – “One of Those Fundamental Quantities” by Clarissa Keen
Second Runner-Up –“Relativistic Effects” by Bevan Weissman
About the Contest:
Science may not seem like an outlet for creativity, but those who listen to all the -ologies, -ments and -etics, are instantly fascinated by its rhythm. Science Metropolis wants to know how biology, chemistry and physics inspire you. Get ready for the first official Summer Science Poetry Contest.
What will I win?
The winner will receive $150 and have their victory published on the site. Two runners up will also be selected, featured and win $25 each. The winners will have their poems, (and graphics – see below), permanently displayed on their own pages to e-mail to family, friends and colleagues.
What are the rules?
Poetry can be in any form – freestyle, rap, haiku, etc.. – but it must be related to science either directly or thematically and your own work. In addition to a poem, each entry MUST be accompanied by an original visual, be it drawing, photo or other.
E-mail your entry to: email@example.com with “Poetry Contest” in the subject line. They will be judged by our Poetry Editor Melissa Barrett and 2 other Science Metropolis staff members.
What’s the deadline?
The Summer 2008 Science Poetry Contest will run from July 1 through August 15. Winners will be announced on August 30. Good luck!