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2018 Life in Verse Contest Winners
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We were thrilled with the response to our very first Poetry Contest! It was heartwarming to read such carefully crafted poems written by homeschool students from across the country. Thank you to all who took the time to send in a poem. All the entries were read by our five poem-loving judges, and then evaluated with 7 different criteria.

Watch for our next contest: Life in Focus, a photo contest!

2018 Winners
Category 1: Ages 7-10: Rhyming Couplets


Rachel B., Steinbach, MB
Lea S., Burlington, ON
Charlotte K., Crossfield, AB
Nathaniel W., Richmond Hill, ON
Ezra B., Steinbach, MB
Simon K., Crossfield, AB
William T., Gatineau, QC

Category 2: Ages 11-14: Sonnet


Hayley P., Hamilton, ON
Claire R., Fort McMurray, AB
Clement F., Breslau, ON
Kelsey B., Sept-Iles, QC
Jubal F., Breslau, ON
Jesse d., Coldwater, ON

Category 3: Ages 15-19: Free Verse


Bailey B., Grande Prairie, AB
Seth P., Hamilton, ON
Katherine E., Saint-Lazare, QC
Candace T., Ayr, ON
Havilah F., Breslau, ON
Sarah V., Edmonton, AB

Thank you SO MUCH to our judges! They all spent hours pouring over your entries, giving feedback and ultimately choosing our winners. Take a bow!

Mike Bonikowsky, amazing encourager and prolific writer. Learn more about Mike on his  blog, Under the Hebrew Sea or his podcast, Intentional Stuttering With Mike Bonikowsky

Samantha Cameron, teacher, home educator and HSLDA’s Exceptional Needs Specialist

David Busuttil, amazing poet…read all his thoughts here

Jeremy Nathan Marks

Melissa Hawley, lover of literature of all kinds and amazing homeschool mom.

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