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 you hurt them people are suffering they're dying families are destroyed houses are falling apart theirs a whole bunch of natural disasters technology is not only a blessing but can also be looked at as a curse peace is all we ask for why cant we all get along why can't we avoid war peace is what is needed for a perfect land atomic bombs, guns and weapons are causing this world to fall apart using this technology is hurting yourself, others and your beautiful land peace is important to all of us we all wonder will there ever be peace?
— Jade Turbides
All Poems Submitted to the Contest