Welcome to Coventry & Warwickshire Children’s Peace Poem 2021.

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 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 this year is Neighbourliness. 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 2021. The authors of the best six poems from Coventry and Warwickshire will:

  • Meet the Lord Mayor of Coventry or the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire
  • 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

See the Rules page.

How to Enter

Submit your poem or picture on or before 30th November by visiting the page Send Your Poem or Send Your Picture.

Late entries will not be considered.

Good luck!

Finding the Best Poems

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

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