In the spirt of American Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, we invite students to “offer hope…if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it!” 

Competition Theme: Student Voices of Hope in 2021
How do you define and show hope? 
What gives you hope? 
When do you feel hopeful? 

(A) PK – Grade 3 
(B) Grades 4- 5 

(C) Grades 6-8
(D) Grades 9-12

Acceptable Mediums: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Essay, Poetry, Dance,Monologue, or Performed Music.*90 second duration maximum for video submissions. 

Deadline for Entry: Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9 PM.

Winning selections in each category will be made on the basis ofcreativity around theme, technical skill, and the emergence of apersonal vision or voice. Winners will be notified in May andrecognized at the MAAE Virtual Awards Celebration in June! Winners will receive gift cards , prizes, and recognition on theMAAE website and through social media.