Young Leaders’ Poetry Competition 2012

Submitted by admin on 28 July 2012 - 12:44pm

Young Leaders’ Poetry Competition 2012

The Olof Palme Peace Foundation announces the 2012 Young Leaders’ Poetry Competition.

All inspired and interested high school students are encouraged to participate and speak out.

Theme: Engaging young women and men to advance gender equity.

Suggested sub-themes :

• Gender violence (prevention, elimination, causes and effects)

• Promoting gender equity (Reducing inequality think equal)

• Women empowerment

• Role of women in addressing global issues (peace building, , sustainable development, ending poverty)

• Overcoming gender stereotypes and traditional roles

How to participate:

Please submit one unpublished poem of no more than 300 lines that relates to the themes mentioned above, to the mailing address below. You can also submit by email.

Deadline for submission of entries: August 30th 2012

For any inquiries and questions, please send an email to

Or write to us at the following address: 215 Park Avenue, South Suite 2010 New York, NY 10013

2012 Award ceremony

Award ceremony for winning poets will be held November 28th. Awards include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists and honorable mentions.

All awardees will have opportunity to present their poems in front of invited, esteemed delegates from the UN agencies, UN missions, Development partners and other young leaders.

This information was taken from the Olof Palme Peace Foundation


guest (not verified) 7 August 2012 - 1:00pm

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