Wisconsin DNR: 11th Annual Poetry Contest for 3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders

Posted on 3-31-2022

The Wisconsin DNR is now accepting entries from 3rd, 4th and 5th graders for the Air, Air, Everywhere poetry contest!

Now in its 11th year, the annual DNR-sponsored contest is designed to raise awareness of the importance of good air quality in honor of Clean Air Month in May.

Teachers and parents are encouraged to submit original poems and riddles created by their students. The three winning poets will have their work featured on the DNR’s website and social media channels.


Contest is open to all third, fourth and fifth grade students in Wisconsin.

Any form of original poetry or riddle is acceptable. Entry must be 200 words or less and describe air or the importance of clean air.

Writing must be the original work of the student.

Each entry must include the author’s name, the name of the parent and teacher, and the parent and teacher’s email and phone number.

Email entries to: [email protected]

Deadline to submit entries is Friday, May 6th, 2022. Contest entries will not be returned and will become the property of the contest sponsor. 

Learn more and submit your students’ entries on the DNR website.