Once Upon A Dream

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ONCE UPON A DREAM CONTEST WINNERS!

We're delighted to announce our school and student winners...

1st Place Student

Winner of an iPad and the Young Writers’ Student Award of Excellence

Olivia Tabeek from PS/IS 49, Middle Village NY who's poem 'A Simple Dream' was our favourite poem! Olivia's poem was published in Once Upon A Dream – Poems From New York.

A Simple Dream

My dream
Is not of a candy land
Not of a palace soaring high in the sky
Although it may seem odd for a child
Our dreams are not always so easy and mild
Go after them, chase them
But there's no time to wait
Our dreams await.
My dream
Is not of a unicorn flying through the air
Not of me being the Queen's next heir
Nor of a beach filled with glistening sand
And not of me roaming a golden land
But if you must know
I will tell you my dream
But I'm warning you
It's not as easy as it seems.
My dream
Is called life
And I want to live it
This beautiful gift
I want to enjoy every bit!
It's of my family and friends
Standing by
Whenever I need
A push to fly.
My dream
Is of good times
With the people that I love
They are what I hold most dear and above
They are what ignites my light
And they are who guide me
Through day and through night.

Olivia Tabeek (11)
PS/IS 49, Middle Village

Student Runner-Up

Winner of a $50 Amazon gift card and the Young Writers’ Student Award of Excellence

Alexandra Davidescu from PS 174 William Sidney Mount School, Rego Park NY who's poem 'I Have A Dream' was our favourite poem! Alexandra's poem was published in Once Upon A Dream – Empire State Poets.

I Have A Dream

This world is amazing
Something many people say
But sometimes
I like to close my eyes
And imagine my own place
I imagine a land full of love and peace
Where people worry about bad friends
the least
Where kindness spreads like butter
Rainbows parade through the summer
And happiness would knock on doors
And fill rooms with smiles
You can find hundreds of feelings
All stocked up in piles
You can hear golden silence
Dance through the leaves
While you gently hear the birds
Tweet from a distant breeze
Diseases and sickness wouldn't even exist
Where hate won't be on the top of our lists
Everyone would be kind to one another
As if we were all sisters and brothers
Maybe one day
In the future not so far away
The world in its bliss
Would be something like this.

Alexandra Davidescu (10)
PS 174 William Sidney Mount School, Queens

1st Place School Winner

Winner of the Young Writers’ Award of Excellence

Chevy Chase Elementary School, Chevy Chase MD has been chosen as the school who submitted the best set of entries overall. 17 of their students have been published in Once Upon A Dream – The American South - huge congratulations!

The Young Writers’ Student Award of Excellence trophy
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The Young Writers’ Award of Excellence trophy

We'd like to thank all the teachers and students who took part, we've loved reading your monster poems!