Entries must be emailed March 7, 2017.
  • The poem must be written in English and must contain a classical theme.
  • The entry must be double-spaced and 25 lines or fewer.
  • The poem must be an original composition of the current school year that has never previously been published
  • The poem may be written in any meter. The judges will take into account the poetic effect of the meter, literary devices, and/or rhyme.
  • By submitting the poetry entry, the contestant gives automatic consent to the TSJCL to publish his/her poem in the Torch.

  • Judging Criteria:
    • Development of Classical Theme: 60%
    • Presentation: 10%
    • Grammar: 10%
    • Poetic Effect: 10%
    • Diction (Word Choice): 10%