Programs + Events


Special Artist Division (All Grades)

Shreyansh Jain
Title: Mahavira Principles
Grade: 6
Warren E. Hyde Middle School PTSA
Sixth District PTA
“I can change the world by following 3 Mahavira Principles in my life.”

Primary Division (Pre-K-Grade 2)

Kyla Bronson
Title: I Will Change The World By Making A Difference
Grade: 7
Donald L. Rheem Elementary School PTA
Thirty-Second District PTA
“In my poem, I talk about how I will change the world by doing little acts of kindness every day like helping animals and the earth, and teaching others to do the same.”

Intermediate Division (Grades (3-5)

Anshika Ravipati
Title: A Helping Hand
Grade: 5
Margaret Landell Elementary PTA
Fourth District PTA
“Writing is an art. It is away to express your words through language. Each person has a different life, a different world. There are so many ways to make a difference in this world, even if it is as simple as picking up trash on the beach. I will change the world by showing acts of kindness. Kindness goes a long way, a smile from a person you helped is all worth it.”

Middle School Division (Grades 6-8)

Dao Nguyen
Title: Dandelion
Grade: 7
Castillero Middle School PTA
Sixth District PTA
“The world is a big place, and I know that being only one person in it can be daunting for young people like myself. So Dandelion is a poem about how even if you’re just one human, you can still have an affect on this world through what I believe is most important to share with other people– your passion, ideas, and stories.”

High School Division (Grades 9-12)

Lauren Lee
Title: Conclusions About Life
Grade: 9
Dos Pueblos High PTSA
Fifteenth District PTA
“My work relates to the theme “I will change the world by…” because I chose to change the world by inspiring hope. Many people will see this prompt, and think, “why should I change the world, when everything will eventually end?” My poem convinces them that changing the world isn’t always about being remembered as an amazing person. It’s about changing the world because you simple want to make it better, because you have hope for the future. Therefore, I chose to change the world by inspiring hope in those who don’t have any.”