Student Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Winner, 2019Student Poetry Contest for 2020

The Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities and the City of Jacksonville are sponsoring their Annual Poster, Poetry, and Essay contest for Onslow County. Onslow County students, on and off base, in public or private schools and home schooled students are welcome to participate. Submit your creation and help promote “Disabilities Awareness Week” in May 2020.

Our 2020 Theme

The 2019 theme is “Sharing Hands, Caring Hearts.” Create an Original Poster or Poem or Essay about your own observations or feelings when you meet or see a person with a disability. As you prepare your poster, poem or essay, reflect on your very own community, your friends, loved ones, classmates, and others and express your ideas to help others see beyond the disability and see the person.

Your entry poster, poetry, or essay must be an original work. Work that is copied, traced, or otherwise reproduced, or that is substantially the same as an existing work will be disqualified. The deadline to submit your work for this popular annual competition is April 24 by 5PM at City Hall, 815 New Bridge Street. Presentations of winners in several grade categories will be presented at the Jacksonville City Council meeting scheduled for May, 19 at City Hall in Council Chambers. 

Poetry Contest Winner, 2019Students pre-K-12 are eligible

Poster, Poetry, or Essay must be an original work.

The deadline to submit an entry is April 24, 2020, 5PM at City Hall, 815 New Bridge Street.

Information Packet and Entry Form