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Wednesday, March 11

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    ~The CEEAS Team

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    Eligibility
    Poems must be 50 lines or fewer (title and spaces between stanzas do not count), unpublished (electronically or in print) and the sole work of the entrant.[1] Only poems written in the English language can be judged. Foreign phrases are acceptable only with a translation provided, either within the body of the poem or as a footnote.
    Contest Submission Period
    Monday, April 14th, 2014 – Friday, May 2nd, 2014
    CEEAS welcomes the submission of student poetry over the 3-week period between 4/14/14 and 5/02/14. All poetic works are to be submitted electronically through the Words

    Words
    Unlocked wiki and this year we will be assigning CEEAS submission naming conventions. Please click herehas moved to receive your personal naming convention and be sure to complete all required fields (teacher name, teacher email, state location/affiliation of facility, name of facility, and name of school within facility (if applicable).
    Selection
    The Words Unlocked 2014 theme is Boundaries! Boundaries exist in all shapes and forms; boundaries can by physical, social, emotional, or personal. Poems are judged based on use of the theme, originality, creativity, and artistic quality. Poems not meeting the requirements for line limitation are automatically disqualified. Poems with gratuitous profanity or vulgarity will be disqualified, but poems that include such language meaningfully and with purpose will be considered.
    Prizes
    1st Place: Words Unlocked 2014 certificate, inclusion in the 2nd Annual Words Unlocked Poetry Anthology,
    a signed copy of Joaquin Zihuatanejo's book Family Tree, and a $100 cash prize.
    2nd Place: Words Unlocked 2014 certificate, inclusion in the 1st Annual Words Unlocked Poetry Anthology, a signed copy of Joaquin Zihuatanejo's book Family Tree, and a $50 cash prize.
    3rd Place: Words Unlocked 2014 certificate, inclusion in the 1st Annual Words Unlocked Poetry Anthology, a signed copy of Joaquin Zihuatanejo's book Family Tree, and a $25 cash prize.
    Honorable Mention: Words Unlocked 2014 certificate, inclusion in the 2nd Annual Words Unlocked Poetry Anthology, and a signed copy of Joaquin Zihuatanejo's book Family Tree.
    CEEAS Choice Award [2]: Words Unlocked 2014 certificate and inclusion in the 1st Annual Words Unlocked Poetry Anthology.
    *In the event of a tie, duplicate prizes will be distributed. CEEAS will work with supervisory agencies to ensure that cash prizes are awarded in accordance with agency guidelines.
    Decisions
    All decisions made by the judges are final.
    Copyrights
    The author retains all copyrights to the submitted poem. Winning poems will appear on the CEEAS website with the copyright notice intact and published in a forthcoming anthology. By entering the contest, writers consent to the publication of their poems.
    Privacy Policy
    CEEAS will collect personal information
    new platform for 2015! Please click the purpose of notifying contest winners. All information submitted is kept in confidencelink below and used solely for notification purposes. This information shall not be shared or made public.
    Notifications
    Winners
    we will be announced on Friday, May 23rd. A representative of CEEAS will contact individual school directors of education and/or teachers, who will notify individual students.
    [1] CEEAS encourages teachers to guide their scholars through the writing process and only submit poems that have been developed during participation in the Words
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    Words
    Unlocked 2014 unit.
    [2] This prize is awarded by random drawing, based on participation and not artistic ability, and is designed to encourage all students to pursue literary endeavors.
    Contest Guidelines {2014 WU Poetry Contest Guidelines.pdf} *Updated 2014
    Schoolwide Contest Documents {Conducting a Schoolwide Poetry Contest.docx} *Updated 2014
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    In the spirit of National Poetry Month, and in a continued effort
    2015! We have moved all content to encourage literary exploration by young people held in juvenile facilities, CEEAS is proud to sponsor Words Unlocked 2014, a month-long initiative that includes practitioner-ready curricular materials, a nationwide competition,new platform. Please click the link below and publishing venues for student work.
    The Words Unlocked 2014 theme is Boundaries! Boundaries exist in all shapes and forms; boundaries can by physical, social, emotional, or personal. Through Words Unlocked we hope to encourage thousands of students who are locked up to explore this theme and not let the boundaries prescribed by their locked rooms or the razor wire that they
    we'll see every day limit their creativity, seriousness, or passion for writing and expression.
    Please share this wiki with anyone and everyone
    you know who might help get these materials to teachers working with incarcerated youth and check back often for updates.
    Far too many young people are locked up around the country. Through this initiative, we intend to ensure that their words are not.
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    We want to offer a special thanks to the English teachers at the Maya Angelou Academy. They are responsible for developing much of the materials that we have adapted for this initiative. Their passion and commitment to excellence exemplifies the sort of teaching that all youth, including those in secure facilities, deserve.
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Thursday, June 5

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    Words Unlocked 2014 State and Teacher Awards
    A huge thank you to the school leaders and teachers who encouraged their students to write and share their work. A special shout-out goes to the Indiana Department of Youth Corrections and its Education Director, Susan Lockwood; 110 students from Indiana’s five youth facilities submitted poems to the competition. We also want to salute the teachers with the highest number of students whose poems moved on to the second round of judging. That list includes Alice Marlow, Jessica Clark and Laura Turner, teachers at Juniper Hills School, located in Idaho’s Juvenile Corrections Center in Nampa, Idaho; Judy Willis, a teacher at Vantage Pointe Learning Center, located in Indiana’s Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility; and Scott Ryan, a teacher at Three Lakes High School, located in Oregon’s Oak Creek Youth Correctional Center.

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Wednesday, June 4

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    Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center (ILMC)
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    The Slug by Kyle
    Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center (ILDC)
    1. Who am I? by Chloe
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    1. Deep Inside by Jequante
    2. The Demon Within by Jonathon
    3. AdditionAddiction that CountsControls by Colin & BaileyCollin-Bailey
    4. Bipolar by Triston
    5. My Anger by Jared
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    2. Artist by Jayson
    Salt Lake Valley Detention Center (UTBSS)
    1. I never thoughtNever Thought by Denisha
    Wyoming
    Wyoming Girls School (WYTM)
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Tuesday, June 3

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    1st Place:
    Title: Meth
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