Each year students are awarded prizes and appear on television to read their poems and talk about poetry with celebrity poets and Jack Webb, the founding director of the Border Voices Poetry Project. Poet Teachers can explain to you how this contest works. Basically, your poetry teacher is allowed to submit 5 or more poems from each classroom where she/he teaches. A panel of judges reads all the submission and determines who the winners will be. Letters are sent to the classroom teachers and parents telling them all about the contest and where and when the poetry fair will be.