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.
Lets go Give me your hand, lets go, lets get out of this banality - true, we might never be children again whose faces glow of innocent carelessness but we still can be people totaly extraordinary, and totaly different we can still avoid rail tracks and evade the roads we still can...we still can... all that never could do any child give me your hand, lets go, it's crazy to live withot imagination - we will walk in silence, with faces turned towards the Sun we'll only follow Hís trace, and keep dissapearing until we dissapear in it's integrity until we become same as the wind, cloud and storm until we arrive to the other side of the world where time is not measured by the ticking clock where all is meaningless, what is not woven from pure unselfishness, misgiving and the most intimate human beliefs come, give me your hand, lets go we'll take off these masks and we'll remain worthy of ourselves we will both lay down on the mute and bare soil we will listen how silences are multiplying how impossible things become possible we will create some, entirely our own, nation and religion whose flag will be the sky, and it's anthem your restless eyes I will sing it , from day to day, without stoping soundless, like you sing the most holiest prayers but we will cry together give me your hand, lets go, lets get out of this language let's leave the words, let them grow themselves, past us instead of them our crossed fingers will speak out by to the wormth of our palms we'll recognise more intensly, and better than according to the moss how the day turns into the night, and night into day all we need to know we'll find out in the pulsating of our own blood
— Vinko Kalinić
All Poems Submitted to the Contest