The Poetry for Peace contest was held from 15 September until 14 October 2011. The winners were anounced at a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York.
Below is one of the contest entries.
IN SEARCH OF PEACE Peace;how so much we long for you. Our Nations search for you With various innovations;including nuclear. But the more we search, the less of you we find. Peace;we know how to find you, Not in destruction or battle for supremacy, But all too often;this familiar terrain we tred in search of you. Peace;we want you,more with our mouths than actions. Are we going to ever have you?
— Deji Adefila
All Poems Submitted to the Contest