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.
Peace Is... A peaceful day to me is when living things are as happy as can be. Children will laugh and play, and wish to do this every day. War will be over, Everyone will be friendlier And the day will be as peaceful as ever. ----- Peace is... a gift from the gods cherish. It is greatly ignored by some, But it is a hidden treasure. Peace is... togetherness and truces. Someday, it will spill out like water throughout the world. Peace is... empty of war And filled with love, faith and kindness. Peace is... something you will keep and spread forever. It is fair, free and everlasting. We want to have it evermore.
— Julia H.
All Poems Submitted to the Contest