Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The New York Times Found Poetry Contest

For the 4th year in a row, I had the pleasure of illustrating the announcement for The New York Times Learning Network’s Found Poetry Contest. Students from around the country submit poetry sampled from articles in the paper. Each year, the contest gets more and more popular among students and teachers, and this time, there were over 2000 submissions. Thankfully, editors are in charge of the judging—I get to draw.

As in past years, we’ve chosen to feature the most popular subjects in the illustration. If you’d like to read some of these lovely works, click here. Thanks again to Katherine Schulten at the Times for including me in this fun event.