Welcome to Coventry & Warwickshire Children’s Peace Poem.

Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation, Coventry Cathedral, SACRE and the United Nations Association Coventry Branch invite children who live or go to school in Coventry or Warwickshire and who will be under 16 on 30 November to write a peace poem on this year’s theme or to create a picture/drawing/photograph on the same topics for inclusion on this website and perhaps in the book, perhaps even on the cover!

The theme for this year will be Climate Change & Peace.

The winning poems are selected by a panel of judges including Coventry authors and members of the Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation  based on how well they fit with a number of criteria. The authors of the best six poems from Coventry and Warwickshire will:

  • Receive a Winners Certificate signed by the Lord Mayor of Coventry or the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire
  • Receive a copy of a paperback book in which their poem is printed
  • Receive a book token

In addition, all poems sent to us will be included in a free book published on this website.

We welcome pictures relevant to the theme. Selected pictures will be included in the book and might feature on the cover, as one did in 2020-21.

How to Enter

  1. Read the rules
  2. Check out the theme page for ideas
  3. Send your poem here or send your picture here (or do both!) on or before on 30 November.
  4. Wait until we contact you with the results of the competition.