Participate in the 2017 Kids Philosophy Slam!

The Topic for 2017
Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword

Postmark Deadline for Entries: March 10th, 2017.

Mail submissions to:
Kids Philosophy Slam P.O. Box 406, Lanesboro, MN 55949

To Register: Teachers may register when entries are submitted. To register, please include the following information on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper: complete school name, street address and phone number, name of contact person, e-mail address and phone number. There is a $25 registration fee for schools to participate. Along with your school contact information please include the registration fee of $25 made out to KPS. Mail registration information along with submissions to: Kids Philosophy Slam P.O. Box 406, Lanesboro, MN 55949. Home school entries are encouraged. Follow entry guidelines for schools though the registration fee is $2 per homeschool.

Teachers-if you would like to be on our mailing list, or if you have questions, please e-mail us at and include your name and school mailing address and phone number.

Schools & Teachers Submitting Entries:

All Kids Philosophy Slam entries must be clearly labeled with student name, age, grade, teacher, school, school address, phone number and teacher email address. For essays, put this information on the TOP FRONT of you essay. For artwork, please put this information on the BACK of the artwork only. Mail registration info and submissions to: Kids Philosophy Slam P.O. Box 406, Lanesboro, MN 55949. On a separate sheet of paper, please include school contact information, the total number of entries submitted from your school and the total number of entries from each grade level. **Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to acknowledge receipt of your entries by the Kids Philosophy Slam.

Entering the Kids Philosophy Slam is easy! Since everyone has experiences in life, the Kids Philosophy Slam asks kids to write, create poetry, or create artwork about their personal experiences regarding a philosophical question posed each year. Any student from Kindergarten through 12th grade can enter, including special education students, there is a $25 entry fee for schools and a $2 entry fee for home school students per household.

Please tell other teachers and schools about the Slam or volunteer to help spread the word, and don't forget to tell us how you heard about the Kids Philosophy Slam.

The postmark deadline for entries is March 10, 2017.

Please read all rules before submitting your entry.