The contest is intended as a feature of Astronomers Without Borders’ Global Astronomy Month (GAM), April 2012. Poems should be submitted between April 1 and April 30 (an entry form will be available soon).
The contest is intended for both children and adults, worldwide. There will be three categories:
1. Children grades 1-6
2. Children & Young Adults grades 7-12
3. Open (Adults)
When submitting your poem, include your name, city and country of origin, address where you can be contacted, and your category (for children, include your grade level).
To be judged in the contest, poems must be in English. (If poem was originally written in another language, the original may be included for reference along with the English version, if the poet so desires.)
Poems may be in any style or form. It is preferred that they be less than 30 lines in length.
The contest winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. Prizes to be announced later.