September Challenge: Dreamers

This season has brought with it some terrible storms. Hurricanes, floods, and wildfires have driven many families out of their homes, and communities all over the world are stepping up to help those in need. In Houston, people used their own boats to rescue stranded neighbors. A private plane flew from San Francisco to Texas to rescue 70 dogs and cats who were up for adoption, so that they could make room in the shelters for local animals waiting to get reunited with their families.

These stories and many others got us thinking about all of the ways we can help each other and make the world a better place. And for this month’s challenge, we want you to do the same. What would you do to make your community, your country, or our planet a better place? Use your imagination and dream big.

Dream of a better world for all, and express your ideas in poetry.

To get started, click ‘Create’ and choose an image to inspire your poem, then refresh the word sets as many times as you need to get just the right combination you’re looking for.

Do the Challenge

Need some inspiration? Here are a few of our recent poetry favorites by Storybird members:

Poetry by bunnyr

Poetry by shadowbooks81

Poetry by PandaGal724


1. Theme of the month: Dreamers - Your challenge this month is to write a POEM inspired by this month’s theme of making the world a better place.

To be eligible for inclusion in the monthly roundup, you must publish your poem by September 25, 2017.

2. Choose your artwork – Browse our library of images to find the artwork or artist that inspires you, or search for a specific theme. Choose the Poetry format.

3. Submit - When you have finished your poem, select “September Challenge” on the details page before you publish. There is no limit to the number of poems you can submit.

4. Eligibility – Any Storybird member can participate in our writing challenge. You join simply by participating. Paid membership is not required but it will allow you to display your beautiful badges like the one shown below and receive printable certificates for each challenge.

5. Moderation - Poetry does not require moderation, therefore all poems submitted into the public library for this challenge will be immediately visible. Poems published privately are not eligible to be featured in the round-up at the end of the challenge.

Do the Challenge

You must have a Regular account for your story to appear in the public library and to be featured on our blog and to earn the badge. Poems published from Student accounts are only visible to members of your class.

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