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.
I was walking out of school when the bell was canceled. I saw the pretty sky and sun shining down on me with dancing clouds. Then, that breathtaking view suddenly vanished and was filled with red and black sky. The frolicking clouds were no more. Soon, the sky became all smoke. My heart fell out at the moment. Lost family's relatives. Blood and guts spilled out of every living soul. The smell was hideous and the sight was monstrous and unbearable. Although I try to, these memories just won't be erased. I just can't seem to forget them. It's stuck like glue. Life pretty much is not the same as before. I can't sat no further. Now you see, nuclear weapons, this repulsive, forbidding thing, can cause so much damage... And it did.
— Thanaree Darncharnjitt
All Poems Submitted to the Contest