Student Poetic Rap Contest & Grant Opportunity

Join The Meemic Foundation in showcasing the artistic ability of our students while rewarding your classroom in the process.   Meemic Foundation Club Members can sponsor a student's original poetic rap (lyrics only) to be entered in our Student Contest. Up to 50 poetic raps will be selected and students of the winning raps will have the opportunity to read their poetic rap in one of our virtual online series — Meemic Foundation's Poetry Slam. Sponsoring Foundation Club Members of winning entries will earn a $300 school supplies grant for their school. Plus each winning student artist will receive a Beats by Dr. Dre - Solo3 Club Collection Wireless On-Ear Headphone.


Submission Guidelines and Contest Rules:

Contest dates are October 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.
Student artist must be a resident of and currently attending an elementary or secondary school* in Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, or Wisconsin.

The poetic rap must reflect one of the following themes:
  • COVID-19 Pandemic
  • School Life in 2020
  • Celebrating Diversity
Entry must be original lyrics created by the student. No copyright material may be used.

Poetic rap must be:
            Between 12 and 20 lines.
            No profanity or vulgar language or references
            No politics
            Lyrics must be written in English

Only one entry per student.

Only Foundation Club Members can sponsor a student’s poetic rap entry in the contest.

Foundation Club Member can sponsor multiple students, but each student entry must have an application completed online and must have a completed Authorization and Liability Release form, signed by their parent or legal guardian. 

For the Foundation Club Member’s convenience, an informational document has been developed that the Club Member can provide to the student artist (along with the Authorization & Liability Release form) to inform their parents about the contest.

The Authorization & Liability Release form must be signed by the student’s parent or legal guardian only and submitted with the artwork. Foundation Club Members cannot sign the Authorization and Liability Release form for their students.

Both the poetic rap lyrics (with the unique ID number) and the completed and signed Authorization & Liability Release form must be either emailed to or mailed to:

            The Meemic Foundation
            ATTN:  Masterpieces Poetic Rap Contest
            1685 N. Opdyke Road
            Auburn Hills, MI  48326

Entries must be received at either the corporate email or the physical mailing address shown above by Thursday, December 31, 2020, to qualify. No entries will be accepted after that time.

Up to 50 winners will be selected, and the winning entries will be announced by Monday, February 15, 2021.

Winning entries will receive:
For the Student Artist
  • Beats by Dr. Dre - Solo3 Club Collection Wireless On-Ear Headphone
  • Invitation to participate in one of the virtual online series – The Meemic Foundation's Poetry Slam
For the Club Member
  • $300 School Supplies Grant
  • (If the Club Member is not employed with a school in Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, or Wisconsin, the $300 grant will go to the student artist's school)
All student artists that submitted an eligible entry will receive a certificate of appreciation for their entries.

All poems submitted will become the property of The Meemic Foundation and will not be returned.

Ready to get started?  Login to your Foundation Club member account to access the Poetic Rap contest application.

Not a Foundation Club Member?  It’s easy to join.  Register now!

Encourage your students to create their Poetic Rap Masterpieces today!

*This contest is only open to qualified educational institutions that have a physical presence and operate within the states of Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, or Wisconsin. Home schools and preschools are not eligible for this contest. Home schools are defined as a building that also serves as a private residence and or serves less than 50 students.