On Teaching Poem Prize
The On Teaching Poem Prize is a $1,000 prize, given to honor the best unpublished poem written about K–12 teaching and/or teachers. The winning poem will be published in the Academy of American Poets popular Poem-a-Day series during May 2019 and published on Poets.org. A finalist will also be chosen and awarded $500.
The award is given in partnership with the Academy for Teachers, a New York City-based nonprofit organization that honors and supports exceptional teachers by bringing them together with prominent experts and artists for inspiring master classes and other events. It also seeks to raise respect for the teaching profession by encouraging artistic works that highlight the essential work of teachers.
Submissions are accepted from October 1, 2018, through January 1, 2019. Submissions are currently closed.
The judge for the 2019 On Teaching Poem Prize is Academy of American Poets Education Ambassador and Presidential Inaugural poet Richard Blanco.