Poetry Slam

Read your original poem in our new Poetry Slam!

Creative Writing teachers: Enter your finest poets in our new Poetry Slam contest, part of the Student Showcase competitive exhibit.

Be creative at the Tin Cup Coffee House!

Can’t participate in the competition? Register your students to read their original work in the Tin Cup Coffee House, part of the Student Showcase competitive exhibit.

Times and dates for the Tin Cup performances are 1:00-4:00PM, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in June (June 7 & 8, 13-15 and 20-22). Teachers must register students by Friday, May 25.

Tin Cup Info and Registration

Entry Information

Poetry Slam: Wednesday, June 6,  2018
Tin Cup Coffee House, Student Showcase Exhibit

Registration deadline: Registration is closed for this contest. The Info/Entry Form has been left online for participants.

Poetry Slam Info and Entry Form

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here is more information on this contest.

Students will do the competing, but teachers must do the entry. This contest is open to all creative writing classes and clubs in San Diego County, grades 7-12.

Poems must be original (composed by the entrant who is reading it), three minutes long maximum. Language must be family-friendly. No props or costumes. Please see the Contest Information for more.

Ribbons for first, second and third place.

This contest has no processing fee, and participants will get free admission to the Fair on the contest date.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

Who Won the Ribbons

Congratulations to those who won awards in the 2017 Summer of Robotics.

June 3 – FIRST Robotics

First place – Alan Hernandez, student; Philip Lutgen, teacher; North County Trade Tech High, Vista
Second place – Grace Levier, student; Yun Lutgen, teacher; San Pasqual High School, Escondido
Third place – Madeleine Heideman, student; Matt Heideman, teacher; Beckman High School, Irvine

June 10 – FIRST Tech

First place – RSF Intergalatic Dragons, Rancho Santa Fe Middle School. Coach, David Warner; Students, Malcolm McDonough, Daniel Scuba, David Scuba, Brandon Shen, Wasay Zaman

Second place – Rise of Hephaestus, Point Loma Senior High School. Coach, Matt Nilsen; Students, Allison Trent, Konrad Zirkle, Collin Nilsen, Ethan Cooper, JD Schrady, Conner McCully, Andrew Trent, Casey Wilson, Shanon Lee, Hailey Schmidt, Austin Schmidt, Sarah Thomson, Eric Schuster.

Third Place – Sloth Slowbotics, High Tech High School Point Loma. Coach, Greg Flemming, John Brown; Students, Quinten Fleming, Lucia Brown-Velandia, Michelle Brown-Velandia, Jake Blancas, Dominic Jaikaran, Kai Klein.

June 11 – FIRST Lego League

First place – RSF Flaming LEGOS, Rancho Santa Fe Middle School. Coach, John Galipault; Students, Alexandra Linlor, Tom Wang, James Russeth, Kayla Zelnick, Jacqueline Zelnick.

Second place – Junior Hammer Heads, Cubberley Elementary. Coach, Frank Ho. (Student names not available.)

Third place – TdS Robos, Tierra Del Sol Middle School. Coaches, Johnny Nguyen, Scott Goergens, Cynthia Stroman; Students, Amy Potter, Mathew Piasecki, Jamie Henninger, John-David Perreault, Devyn McGowen, Albert Lafreniere, Ivan Castaneda, Esteban Pale, Jamal Chacon, Kiyam Merali.

June 11 – Line Follow

First Place – Harry Botters, Meadowbrook Middle School. Coach, Namita Dandekar. (Student names not available.)

Second place – Tech Masters, Mission Estancia Elementary School. Coaches, Vivian Lee, Barbra Larson; Students, Laurence Yu, Lucas Larson, Guyton Young, Kelton Masterson, Caden Gluhuk, Shawn Bhatka.

Third place: Team Kauffman, Cajon Park Elementary School. Coach, Jacob Kauffman. (Student names not available.)

June 11 – SUMO

First place: Natron, Robolink Inc. Coach: Carl Poblete

Second place: WiiSooSmaart3, Robolink Inc. Coach: Carl Poblete

Third place: The Terrible Fire Breathing Duckies of Doom, Robolink Inc. Coach: Carl Poblete

June 24 – Botball

1st Seeding Rank: River Valley Robotics, River Valley Charter School. Coach, Brian Sparks.

2nd Seeding Rank: Wilson #1, Wilson Middle School. Coach, Phet Pease.

3rd Seeding Rank: Wilson #2, Wilson Middle School. Coach, Phet Pease.

1st Double Elimination: River Valley Robotics, River Valley Charter School. Coach, Brian Sparks.

2nd Double Elimination: Ospreys, Fair School Robotics. Coach, Ron Reedy.

3rd Double Elimination: Wilson #1, Wilson Middle School. Coach, Phet Pease.

San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds