Paper Cranes

Poetry for Peace Contest

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.


We shall prevent war.
We can’t risk thousands of lives.
We need to make peace.

— Volkan Aydinoglu


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


Paper Cranes