Youth Peace Poetry Contest for Whatcom County Residents

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Youth Peace Poetry Contest for Whatcom County Residents

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center announced the Youth Peace Poetry Contest conducted every year during National Poetry Month. This contest is meant to inspire youth to imagine a more peaceful world through writing. Anyone aged between eight and eighteen and living in Whatcom county can apply for this contest. The contest submissions must be sent on or before September 17, 2021, either online or via mail. Young individuals are invited to submit raps, poems, songs, stories, or any short creative writing piece for this contest. The themes could include listening, respect, peace, anti-bullying, friendship, social justice, etc. The poetry winners will receive the honor of reading their poems at a virtual poetry reading sponsored by Village Books. Also, they can have their poems recorded for the virtual Peace Builder Awards. Submitted poems will also be added in an e-book displayed on the website that will be shared publicly with the organizational supporters. Once public gathering is allowed, more opportunities can arise to share the winning poems with the community at local events.

Creative contests for children and anyone below the age of eighteen have always been popular since they encourage students to participate. These contests are an excellent way to display their creativity and uniqueness by submitting creative writing pieces. Students can participate for fun or receive cash prizes and/or honorable mentions in the sponsors’ events or websites. Competitions can push children out of their comfort zone so that they can write something that they might not have thought of on their own.

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 by volunteers committed to helping re-humanize conflicts. In 1993, the Whatcom County Council decided to make the WDRC the County’s Dispute Resolution Center. The mission of the WDRC is to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict. Their vision is for Whatcom County to be a community where people approach conflict in creative and healthy ways. This organization values impartiality, accessibility, empowerment, collaboration, communication, and integrity.

Brief Description

Refer to the below table for more details of the scholarship:

Organization Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Educational Level All
Subjects All
Amount Recognition
Access Mode Online or offline
Number of Awards Multiple
City Bellingham
Nationality American
Country United States
Application Deadline September 17, 2021
Application Fees N/A
Requirement Raps, poems, songs, stories, or any short creative writing piece

Who May Be Eligible?

  • Anyone aged between eight and eighteen and living in Whatcom county can apply for this contest.

How to Apply

To participate, the applicants must submit an online application form or send their application via mail.

Supporting Documents

  • Complete the online form and add raps, poems, songs, stories, or any short creative writing piece

Benefits

The poetry winners will receive the honor of reading their poems at a virtual poetry reading sponsored by Village Books. Also, they can have their poems recorded for the virtual Peace Builder Awards. Submitted poems will also be added in an e-book displayed on the website that will be shared publicly with the organizational supporters. Once public gathering is allowed, more opportunities can arise to share the winning poems with the community at local events.

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted by September 17, 2021. Please send your application by this date to get a better consideration.

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