Writers in the Schools (WITS) and KPRC Local 2 News have partnered to host the 2014 Wax Poetic about Mom student poetry contest.

Students in grades K-5 are invited to submit their poems about Mom. Contest opens Wednesday, April 9th and will close at 11:59PM on Wednesday, April 23rdClick here for complete rules and eligibility.

– The Grand Prize poem will be read on KPRC news on or near Mother’s Day, May 11th, 2014.
– Each of the 2 student winners will receive a $50 gift card and a writer’s survival kit.
– Both winning poems will be featured on the Writers in the Schools (WITS) blog at
– Both winners will be invited to read their poems at the Young Writers Reading at the Menil Collection on May 3rd, 2014.

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