Positive Images Peace Festival Poetry Competition - HUMAN RIGHTS

The Fourth Annual Positive Images Peace Festival Poetry Competition on the subject of Human Rights.

Awards Event

Venue:  The Hope Centre, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LB
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Date:   Saturday 23rd November 2019


1.00pm   Doors Open
1.10pm   Welcome and Introduction by Emilie Lauren Jones
1.15pm   Readings of   Poems entered to the Competition
2.00pm   Chinese Dance performance by Yi Zhing
2.15pm   BREAK - Free food and Refreshments
2.45pm   Readings of Poems entered to the Competition
3.30pm   Announcement of Winners and Runners Up and Prize Presentation
4.00pm   CLOSE
Contact for further information:   positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com 

All welcome!

Enter the FREE Positive Images Peace Festival Poetry

Competition and win a prize for the best poem on the topic of “Human Rights”. 

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity”
- Nelson Mandela
“Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world”
- Malala Yousafzai
“Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free”
 - Dalai Lama
“A political struggle that does not have women at the heart of it, above it, below it, and within it, is no struggle at all”
- Arundhati Roy

The competition can be interpreted in any way you choose and whatever aspect of human right is close to your heart. The judging panel are hoping to receive poems that offer an original and interesting take on the theme.

further details

Competition Dates: Entries must be submitted between 1st October and 9th November 2019.

Poem Entry: There is no entry form but all emailed entries should include the entrant’s name. Entrants names will be redacted for the judging panel.

Poem Length: No more than 40 lines excluding the title.

Number of Entries: A maximum of three entries per person.

Age: All entrants must be 16 years or over.

Poem Format: All entries must be in English.

Entries: Should be emailed to positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com as a word document or as a PDF.


Winner: £100 Runner Up: £60 Highly Commended: £30
Notification: All entries will be acknowledged and entrants will be invited to the Awards Ceremony. The Winner, Runner up and Highly Commended entrants will be announced at the Award Ceremony.

Awards Ceremony

This will take place at the Hope Centre, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields Coventry CV1 5LB starting at 1.00pm Saturday 23rd November.
All entrants are expected to attend the event if at all possible.
All entrants attending will have the opportunity, if they so wish, to read one of their entries submitted to the Competition.

Publication of Poems

The winner, runner up and highly commended and best of the rest selected by the Judging Panel, will have their entries published in the Chatterbox Magazine and all entries will be published on the Positive Images Festival website.
In addition, all the entries will feature in a Poetry Competition booklet which will be available in early 2019. All entrants to the Competition will be entitled to three copies of the booklet at no charge once the booklet has been published.

Judging Panel

The Panel will comprise of three people including the winner of the 2018 Peace Festival Poetry Competition. The decision of the Judging Panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.


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