Because of the amazing submissions, of course, the scoring was difficult. Each poem was judged by a panel of headquarters staff in five areas: relevance, inspiration, clear message, originality, rhythm/flow.
I could easily rave for a while about how awesome and motivating these writers are, but instead we’ll get to the point…
Winner - Why I Run by Jacob D.
Runner Up - Why I Run by Shannon E.
Thank you to all who participated! Keep writing and keep inspiring!