2014 TFK Poetry Contest
Calling all poets! TIME For Kids has a challenge for you：Write a funny rhyming poem. It must be an original poem that does not copy another poet’s work. Enter it in the TIME For Kids Poetry Contest. As fewer and fewer children are interested in writing poetry of their own, TIME For Kids decides to organize and sponsor such a contest to change the situation.
1. How to enter：This contest begins at 12：01am on March 6, 2014 and ends at 11：59 pm on July 24, 2014. To enter, mail the following information to1271 Avenue of the Americas, 32nd Floor, New York, New York 10020：(a)an original and previously unpublished poem that is humorous and has a rhyme scheme；(b)Entrant’s first name only and a parent’s mail address. Limit one entry per person. By entering, entrant promises that the entry(1)is original, (2)has not been published in any medium and(3)has not won an award.
2. Judging :all entries will be judged by poet Kenn Nesbitt, based on the following criteria：creativity and originality(50％), use of language and rhyme(25％)and appropriateness to the theme of the contest(25％). The length of the entry will not be taken into consideration.