7GP allows 7th graders to have their voices heard.

7GP provides any type of school with 7th graders the incentives to encourage students to compete in our free poetry writing contest. The competition begins and ends at each school. Students are invited to write a poem of their choice: on any theme, in any style, in any length. Each school picks its one winning poem.

7GP publishes an anthology containing each year's winning poems and donates the books to the winning students, participating schools and public libraries. We host filmed poetry reading events to showcase the schools' winners as they present their poems. A film of the event will be produced and aired online after the completion of the contest. Each winning student will receive a cash prize.

Let the revolution begin.


Educators help students know that there are sparks all around that could inspire their written expression of feelings, thoughts and emotions. In The 7GP Contest, students have the freedom to write a poem about anything. This becomes a contagious spark that can ignite their pens. Once registered, educators receive everything they need to start their poetry unit and begin the contest.


Each school runs its own 7GP Contest and educates their students about the many options that poetry offers for creative self-expression. Students may write poems using any poetic form, device or element and in any length. 7GP helps students have fun writing poems and encourages sharing them. We help students develop a positive lifelong relationship with their own writing.


As more poems are written and shared, the excitement builds in classrooms and households, "Who will become the winner of each school's 7GP Contest?"


The 7GP initiative unites classrooms, school districts and communities. Through 7GP's annual anthology, Poetry on Our Terms, and its online presence, students feel a sense of community through reading each other's poems. 7GP celebrates the achievements of young people of all backgrounds and abilities united through student poetry writing.