Poetry Competition for 2021- Deadline extension

Poetry Competition for 2021– Deadline extension

Due to the current situation with COVID we are aware that teachers and schools are under a lot of pressure. This may not have given the right opportunity for many to utilise the GMD resources and speak to the students about the poetry competition. We would like to extend the poetry competition deadline to 19th February 2021.  We are hoping this will give everyone the opportunity and time to enter the poetry competition and access the resources available on our website, which is available here.

The winner of first prize gets the chance to visit Bosnia on an educational trip to join one of the commemorative ceremonies and other relevant activities. Due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic the trip to Bosnia is provisionally postponed to July 2022.

In addition to our individual prizes, IHRC will be offering a prize to the two schools which have entered the most entries.

The competition generally cuts across various curriculum strands including history, English literature, politics, sociology, religious education, citizenship and media studies.

Poetry Anthology 2012 – 2019

The compilation of winning and highly commended poems from 2012 – 2019 is available to buy or download here.  All profits from the sale of these volumes will go to help support Rohingya refugees.  Please use the code BOOKS4SCHOOL at the checkout for a discount of 15% on up to 5 copies.  For a larger discount on more copies, please contact the IHRC Bookshop on shop@ihrc.org.

We hope to continue this project with your support and feedback. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

With prayers and peace,

Genocide Memorial Day Team

gmd@ihrc.org