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Southwest Georgia students encouraged to participate in chemistry poem contest

Posted at 12:36 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 12:36:58-04

GEORGIA (WTXL) — October 18-24 is National Chemistry Week. Students in southwest Georgia are encouraged to celebrate with an illustrated poem contest.

This year the theme is sticking with chemistry. Submissions must be 40 words or less.

Participants are encouraged to explore topics related to glue, geckos, slime, polymers, tape, adhesion, adhesives, and cohesion.

Entries are due online by Sunday, October 25.

A panel of judges representing Valdosta State University’s Department of Chemistry and the American Chemical Society will evaluate the entries for their artistic merit, message, originality and creativity, and neatness.

A $50 cash prize will be awarded to the first place winner in each of four categories — kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade, and ninth through 12th grade.

Please visit this link for more details on how to apply.