Genocide Memorial Day Poetry Competition 2016

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IHRC has launched its annual poetry competition this year to coincide with Genocide Memorial Day


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NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE: 12 March 2016

IHRC has launched its annual poetry competition this year leading up to Genocide Memorial Day. For further details and the journey of a competition winner please view the video 'Visiting the Genocide'.

The competition is held every year as part of GMD, and there are an array of prizes to be won for winning entries. Contestants are encouraged to reflect the theme of 'genocidal weapons of mass destruction‘ in their poem. Poems should be respectful of the topic.

Visit the event page for Genocide Memorial Day 2016

First Prize: Paid trip to Bosnia with an accompanying adult. Includes flights, accommodation and meals. There they will be able to visit the sites of where some of the atrocities took place.

Second prize: £50 IHRC Bookshop voucher.

Third prize: £25 IHRC Bookshop Voucher.

All winners will be awarded a certificate of achievement.

CLOSING DATE: The closing date for this competition is now 12 March 2016 at 23:59 GMT.

The winner of the poetry competition in 2012, Frano Vainio-Doiseul went to Bosnia and the brief documentary of his journey ‘Visiting the Genocide’ is posted below. You can read his and the runner up poems here -

Winner - Who Am I by Frano Vainio-Doiseul

2nd Place - Am I hit? by Maya Williams

3rd Place - Word.Paper.Blood.Wall by Muskah Walizadeh

Competition rules

IHRC recommends all entrants read the rules carefully before entering:

The competition organisers reserve the right to change the judging panel without notice and not to award prizes if, in the judges’ opinion, such an action is justified.

The judges’ decision is final and neither the judges nor IHRC staff will enter into any correspondence.

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