Welcome to Coventry & Warwickshire Children’s Peace Poem 2020-21.

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 2020 to write a peace poem on this year’s theme, and to create a picture/drawing/photograph for possible inclusion on this website and in the book, perhaps even on the cover.

Theme

The theme this year is Neighbours. See the theme page for details.

The Poem Prizes

The winning poems will be selected by a panel of judges. The results will be announced in January 2020. The authors of the best three poems will:

  • Meet the Lord Mayor of Coventry or the Chair of Warwickshire County Council
  • Receive a Winners Certificate
  • Read their poem at an award ceremony in January
  • Receive a copy of a book in which their poem is printed
  • Receive a book token

Picture Prizes

  • All pictures submitted will be published on this website.
  • Selected pictures will be included in the book.
  • The best picture will feature on the cover.

The Rules

  1. All authors/artists must be aged 16 or less on 30 November this year.
  2. All authors/artists must live or go to school in Coventry or Warwickshire.
  3. The poem must deal with peace and/or reconciliation and/or this year’s theme
  4. Schools and home educators can register and submit poems and pictures.
  5. Parents and guardians can also register and submit poems and pictures.
  6. Individual children can submit poems provided they have the permission of their parent or guardian

How to Enter

Submitting your poem is easy:

  1. Register on this website.
  2. You will receive an email with the link to the page where you can submit your poem(s). When you are ready, follow that link.
  3. Submit your poem on or before 30th November 2019.

Late entries will not be considered.

Good luck!

Finding the Best Poems

A panel of judges including Coventry authors, members of the Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation, and Coventry Cathedral will select the best poem, and the winner will be announced in January 2020.

Everyone who has registered will be notified of the result which will also be published on this site.