Peace Poetry Competition 2012

The Peace Museum is helping to sponsor the Leeds Peace Poetry Competition 2012.  Bringing the world together in a celebration of sport, culture and mutual respect, Leeds Peace Poetry seeks interpretations of the tradition of Olympic Truce. The concept of the Olympic truce was established as part of the ancient Greek Olympics, when a period of truce was announced before and during each Olympic festival, to allow visitors and competitors to travel safely to the Games.  During the truce, wars were suspended, armies were prohibited from threatening the Games and legal cases and the carrying out of death penalties were forbidden. The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) modern-day vision is to protect the interests of ahtletes and sport, promote peaceful principles, friendship and understanding in the world. Competition Details Individual or collective entries are welcomed in three age categories, with cash prizes available for winning submissions.  The age categories include: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Open/Adult. Entries are open to all and should be no longer than 24 lines, previously unpublished and limited to a maximum of two per person.  All entries must include contact details and the category entered.  Full terms and conditions can be found here. How to submit E-mail:  [email protected] Online: By post:  Leeds Peace Poetry, Together for Peace, PO Box 803, Leeds LS1 9NG (unfortunately postal etnires can not be returned). DEADLINE:  Friday, 23 March 2012 For more information about Leeds Peace Poetry please contact: Guy Wilson:  01347 868126 or [email protected] Leeds Peace Poetry Competition 2012 leaflet

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