Let Your Imagination Flow

Plunge into poetry for grades K-8

Kids love to imagine and make up stories, and many can get words to flow naturally. The “Let Your Imagination Flow” supplement teaches children the basics of poetry and gives them an opportunity to show off their talents in our poetry contest. Students compete in four age groups (grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8) for a chance to win a $25 gift card and have their poems published in The Sacramento Bee. Winning entries will be selected from each age group.

“Let Your Imagination Flow” is a great way to celebrate our environment and the importance of properly disposing of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG). This program is available to all students in Sacramento County.



Let Your Imagination Flow Timeline — 2016 Dates TBD:
March 2016 – Student Supplement inserted into The Sacramento Bee print and online edition
March 2016 – Contest begins
Early April 2016 – All contest entries due
April 22, 2016 – Earth Day winners announced


Download the Contest Packet (information available in early 2016)
Contest Information
Official Contest Rules
Educator Curriculum Tips
Let Your Imagination Flow Supplement


Check out the 2015 winners here.