Students of the hosting high school are encouraged to write a one-page poem about
“Shooting for Peace” and what it means to them. They will submit their entries
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 5-10 selected finalists will then be asked to
present their poems to a panel of judges.
Email entries will be due approximately two weeks prior to the event date. Finalists
will be notified 2-3 days prior with a scheduled time on the day of the event to present
to the panel of judges.
Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to approximately $100,000 (full tuition and
books) will be awarded to up to three (3) finalists. The amount of each scholarship
will be dependent upon Alabama State student admission requirements. Winners will
be announced at either the panel discussion or the basketball game on the same day.
“Poetry is a story that is so good,
it doesn’t need complete sentences.”