win fabulous prizes in our Family Poetry Contest!

We are thrilled to announce Family Pride’s first ever Family Poetry
Contest! Starting today, we are accepting poetry submissions based
on the theme, “love is….” We’re excited to offer a huge list of
fabulous prizes generously donated by our contest sponsors. To
learn more about the contest, read the official rules, browse the
prizes or submit your family’s poem, click to

Jennifer Chrisler, our executive director, penned a letter to
contest participants:

Poetry is a powerful tool for communicating truth.
Poetry says what sentences cannot and speaks in a language that
connects all people at the deepest level. With this in mind, we
created our first ever Back-to-School Family Poetry Contest!

As the dog days of summer wind down, and homework, school lunches
and football practice once again consume our lives, I encourage you
to sit down with your family and collectively draft a poem about
this year’s theme: “love is….” Talk about the contest at a family
dinner, during a family meeting or your way to practice. But most
of all, have fun with this contest!

The contest is open to all families, gay and straight, moms and
dads, grandparents, parents, single parents and guardians, so take
some time and submit your poem today! All the submissions will be
included in a spectacularly designed poetry book that will be
available for download free from our website.

We encourage you to submit a family picture with your poem. Entries
will be accepted until our midnight deadline on September 19.

for more information.