May 18 12:00am to Jul 1 11:59pm
A Poem + A Palette

ATTENTION STUDENTS! We have a fun competition just for you! Let’s get the creative juices flowing! Select a poem to use as inspiration for a finish palette. You can select any poem and any combination of finish types. Keep in mind this is a professional contest, so the poem must be appropriate. Think about how the descriptive words translate to physical finishes. With a minimum of 5 different finishes create a visual masterpiece!



  • Poem: a copy of your chosen poem.

  • Palette: an image of your finish palette, also consider how you arrange the finishes.

  • Description: a short description of your palette including what finishes you selected, and how you drew inspiration from your poem. 300 word maximum.


We will be selecting the top (3) for the following prizes, winners will be announced in July and we will share the winning work on social media.

1st Place: $75 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Place: $25 Amazon Gift Card


Enter your submission at the Dropbox link below!