OPPF Annual Young Leaders Poetry Competition 2012
Write for women everywhere and help us highlight the importance of an equal world!
The theme for the OPPF Annual Young Leaders Poetry Competiton is Women Empowerment and Gender Equality.
Suggested sub-themes :
- Gender violence (prevention, elimination, causes and effects);
- Promoting gender equity (reducing inequality, think equal);
- Role of women in addressing global issues (peace building, , sustainable development, ending poverty;
- Overcoming gender stereotypes and traditional roles.
Submit your poem today and you are in for a chance to share your words, and thoughts, at our Awards Ceremony to be held at the United Nations, November 28, 2012.
I have added ‘The OPPF Young Leaders Poetry Competition is open for high school students in the Tri-state area of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Please submit one unpublished poem of no more than 300 lines that relates to the themes mentioned above to the mailing address below.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. The deadline for submission is September 30th 2012
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2012 Award ceremony at the United Nations
The award ceremony for the 2012 winning poets will be held on November 28th. Awards include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists, and honorable mentions. All awardees will have opportunity to share their poems in front of invited esteemed delegates from United Nations agencies, UN delegations and missions, development partners, members of the civil society, and other young leaders. We will also have a special guest who will deliver a keynote speech.
Ruina Zhang, honorary mention with the poem ‘Peace’, on her participation in the Young Leaders Poetry Competiton 2011:
“ The 2011 OPPF Poetry competition inspired me to become more active in my community”
We hope to see you there, it will be a magic night!