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regional high school peace poetry contest: Olof Palme Peace Foundation

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    ‘WRITE FOR PEACE’ http://olofpalmepeacefoundation.org/archives/40 The mission of OPPF is to promote freedom, justice, dignity, unity and peace around the
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 27, 2011
      ‘WRITE FOR PEACE’
      http://olofpalmepeacefoundation.org/archives/40

      The mission of OPPF is to promote freedom, justice, dignity, unity and
      peace around the world. OPPF believes that developing young leaders is
      very essential to the work of eradicating oppression, discrimination
      and injustice throughout the world. The OPPF High School Poetry
      Competition has been established to highlight the ideas of young people.

      To participate please submit one unpublished poem of no more than 300
      lines that relates to the mission of OPPF.

      Suggested submission themes include peace, poverty, gender equality,
      sustainability, education, and prevention of violence against women and
      children.

      United Nations Awards Ceremony

      Awards include 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Finalists and Five Honorable
      Mention. All awardees will have the opportunity to read their poems at
      the OPPF Awards Ceremony held at the United Nations.

      SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

      Eligibility
      Entrants must be students at secondary schools in the tri-state area:
      NY, NJ or CT.

      Judging
      Awards include 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Finalists and 5 Honorable Mentions.
      The final decisions of the judges will be made known in May 2011 and
      posted on the OPPF website at that time. The awards ceremony will be
      held in early June at a reception at the United Nations, where awardees
      will have the opportunity to read their prize-winning poems.

      Guidelines
      1. Poems limited to 300 lines and related to the mission of OPPF.
      Suggested submission themes include peace, poverty, gender equality,
      sustainability, education, and prevention of violence against women and
      children.
      2. Manuscripts must be typed or word-processed in 12 point type.
      3. Submissions may be written in any language with accompanying
      translation in English.

      Entry Fee
      Submission fee: $15

      Submission fee can be paid by check payable to Olof Palme Peace
      Foundation.

      Submission Procedure
      1. Please submit one unpublished poem per person.

      2. There should be no identifying information included with the poem.
      Identifying information should be on the cover page of the poem,
      including: name, address, email, phone number and title of the poem.

      3. Mail submissions with entry fee to:
      OPPF
      c/o Kaitlyn McCormick-Cavanagh
      244 Fifth Avenue
      Suite 2465
      New York, NY 10001

      4. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2011.

      Please note: Submissions will not be returned.
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