In cultivating a culture of peace it is important to provide incentive and support to those furthering peaceful values. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation administers a series of annual contests and awards to encourage individuals to address and personalize issues of peace and security and to show appreciation to those exhibiting exceptional devotion to promoting peace.
The Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest is an
annual contest in which contestants submit short (2-3 minute) videos
on an aspect of nuclear disarmament (the specific topic is announced
on February 1 each year). The deadline for submissions is April
1. See the 2013 Contest Information.
The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards is an annual
series of awards to encourage poets to explore and illuminate positive visions
of peace and the human spirit. The Poetry Awards include three age categories:
Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 & Under. Each year, the deadline for submissions
is July 1. Guidelines and past winners are available here.
The Foundation has published a book of the winning poems for the first seven
years of the Awards, The Poetry of Peace (2003), and is currently working on
a second volume of winning poems, Never Enough Flowers.