If you're a budding bard with a passion for environmental and wildlife issues , then the Tampa Bay Estuary Program's new contest may be right up your alley.
The TBEP contest site states,
"Florida is being overrun by invaders. From voracious Burmese pythons, Bufo toads and lionfish to creeping air potatoes and Brazilian pepper, non-native pests are playing havoc with our habitat. The Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) wants you to help us draw attention to invasive plants and animals in a creative way by submitting an original poem in our Invasive Species Poetry Contest."