Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest
The Environmental Advisory Committee (WTEAC) holds an environmental poetry competition every year for Wall's intermediate school students. The dates for this contest vary each year, but the themes are the same!

Topic Examples
  • Waste, water, noise, and air pollution control
  • Resources: air, water, soil, vegetation, and animals
  • Manasquan, Wreck Pond, and/or Shark River Watersheds
  • Ocean dumping, recycling, and grants
  • Open space / farm land preservation
  • Ecology, conservation, and marine life
  • Toxic and chemical water; health hazards
  • Wildlife refuges and environmental technology
  • Any other specific environmental entity of your choice
Important: Essays relating to Wall Township will be excluded.

  • The length of the poems will be at the discretion of the English teachers. Poetry must be typed in final form
  • The final 16 entries (10 copies each for our WTEAC members) will be selected by the Intermediate School Coordinator and submitted to the WTEAC Chairperson of the Poetry Contest at an agreeable mutual date
  • Evaluation of the final winning entries will be determined by the Wall Township Environmental Advisory Committee. The committee will maintain entries of all winning poems. The poetry may be utilized for potential public relations publicity for education and awareness regarding environmental issues. Winning poems may be displayed at the library
  • Presentation by a Wall Township Official and a WTEAC member to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention winners of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade level. Awards will take place at the intermediate school, on a weekday, at a mutually agreeable date between the WTEAC and School Coordinator
  • The Wall Township Officials and Committee Members will issue their congratulations in the form of a certificate and ribbon to all winners. All 1st place winners will receive a $50 bond (3 bonds)
  • A ribbon and certificate will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as honorable mention winners
  • The Superintendent, other school personnel, township officials, and committee members may be invited to the award ceremony.