Submissions accepted now!
Deadline to submit is December 31, 2022
Winner will be announced in early 2023
Prizes for teachers and students!
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I AM Shakespeare is a a sonnet writing contest sponsored by the English-Speaking Union (ESU).
Students will strictly follow the form of a Shakespearean sonnet (14 line, ending couplet, volta, iambic pentamenter) and write a contemporary sonnet inspired by their lives.
This competition requires a good understanding of sonnet structure, and familiarity with Shakespeare's themes and works. This high-rigor competition is open to high school students only.
Students are encouraged to submit work from their actual classes, or they may submit work written specifically for this contest.