Summer 2008 Science Poetry Contest

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: 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!

Click here for an archive of Science Metropolis poetry.

Posted by Joseph, under  |  Date: June 26, 2008
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