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Call for Poems - Invent-an-Insect!

April 1, 2024

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Call for Poems: Invent-an-Insect

This Earth Day, invent an insect! Write a poem about the new species you've "discovered". What is its habitat? Its habits? Describe it and give it an insectilicious name of your own invention. What would a hot dog bug look like? How about a bubble bee? Or a clockroach? What does it eat? Where does it live? Get creative with your answers! Illustrate or embellish your poem however you’d like. Open to all ages.

DEADLINE: April 14, 2024


  • You may submit up to three individual poems.
  • Each poem must fit legibly on one side of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
  • Poems written by a minor must be submitted by a parent or guardian.

Selected poets must be available to attend the Insect Fair in person on Earth Day, April 20, 2024, and present their poem on the Main Stage at 10 AM.

To submit:

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