“Get a CHARGE out of Chemistry”


Each year, the American Chemical Society sponsors an illustrated poem contest for K-12 students in the US.  The North Jersey Section is participating in the 2024 contest and will accept the top three winners in the grade categories of K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 from local schools and sponsoring groups (boys and girls clubs, scouts, home schoolers).  This year’s theme is “Get a Charge out of Chemistry” and focuses on batteries.  Grade Category Winners will receive Amazon Gift Cards – 1st Place $50, 2nd Place $25. 3rd Place $10 and Category Winner Teachers will also receive a corresponding monetary prize.  Local 1st place winners advance to the national contest for a chance to win cash prizes. ACS will award $300 to first-place and $150 to second-place national contest winners in each grade category.  Resources to help students create their poster can be found at: https://www.acs.org/education/outreach/ccew/educational-resources.html.

[Click Here] to download the rules, deadline, and submission information. Include this [entry form] with your poem.  (Do not include your name on your illustrated poem). 

To enter the illustrated poem contest, students must submit their illustrated poems to Ms. Bettyann Howson (bhowson@njacs.org) by  Sunday, April 38, 2024 by 11:59 PM ET.



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Questions or Comments? Contact Ms. Bettyann Howson bhowson@njacs.org.