Found poems can be fun and educational assignments, as well as good formative assessments. And, as usual, The New York Times Learning Network has announced their annual Found Poem contest.

The deadline is May 3rd.

Here are a few rules, and you can read all about it at Our Seventh Annual Found Poem Student Contest.

– Each poem must be 14 or fewer lines.

– You may give it your own original title if you like. The title does not count as one of the lines.

– Your sole source material must be Times pieces. You can use up to two articles. (Note: This is a change from previous years, when we allowed you to mix words from as many items as you wanted.)