The Leeds Peace Poetry competition, which began in 2003, has become a well-established biennial event, each year attracting thousands of entries from schools, young people, adults and community groups. We aim to increase skills in poetry, and to encourage people to explore peace and justice issues through creative writing.
HOW TO ENTER
Poems should be submitted as follows:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
By post to Leeds Peace Poetry, School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions are welcome at any time. They should arrive before 21 October 2016.
Entries should be no longer than 40 lines, be previously unpublished, and are limited to a maximum of two per person. Each entry must include the writer’s name and contact details. If appropriate, a teacher's name should be added as well.
There are three categories: primary school, secondary school and adult. In each category, collective as well as individual entries are welcomed. Manuscripts and typescripts will not be returned and the judges’ decisions are final.
Winners will receive a certificate. We will publish their poems online, and some will appear in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Workshops: Poets Rachel Bower, Hannah Copley and Helen Mort are offering workshops in schools or at the University in the second week of July. Email for more information.
GALA AWARDS EVENING
All shortlisted entrants will be invited to a gala awards evening at The Great Hall, University of Leeds, on Wednesday 23 November 2016 , at which prizes will be awarded to the winners by this year’s Chief Judge, Malika Booker.