The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization based in Santa Barbara, California, hosts two peace contests each year.
The Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest is an annual contest in which contestants submit short videos on an aspect of nuclear disarmament (the specific topic is announced on February 1 each year). The deadline for submissions is April 1.
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.
The 2015 Video Contest has ended. Please check back in early 2016 to see what’s new for the Swackhamer contest.
Make a video of 90 seconds or less on the following topic: “The Imperative of Reaching Nuclear Zero: The Marshall Islands Stands Up for All Humanity.”
On April 24, 2014, the Republic of the Marshall Islands filed the Nuclear Zero Lawsuits, accusing all nine nuclear-armed nations of breaking international law by failing to negotiate in good faith for nuclear disarmament. More information on the Nuclear Zero Lawsuits is available at www.nuclearzero.org.
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
4th Place: $100
5th Place: $50
The winning videos in the 2015 contest are below.
”The Imperative of Reaching Nuclear Zero” by Ilham Ali
”Marshall Islands and the Fight for Nuclear Zero” by Bridey Patterson
”Bring Forward Nuclear Zero” by Hiroto Watanabe
”What We Can Learn from the Marshall Islands” by Sarah Spivack
”Disarm the World” by Erick Garcia
The winners of the 2015 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards have been announced. Click here to read the winning poems.
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. The deadline for entries is April 30, 2016.
The contest is open to people worldwide. Poems must be original, unpublished, and in English.
All entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2016.
Adult Winner - $1,000
Youth (13 to 18) Winner - $200
Youth (12 and under) Winner - $200
We may award Honorable Mentions in each category.
1. Send two copies of up to three typed unpublished poems. Maximum of 30 lines per poem.
2. Include name, address, email, telephone number, and age (if 18 or under) in upper right-hand corner of one copy of each poem.
3. For the Youth (12 and under) category, in addition to the information in #2, please also include your school's name and your teacher's name.
4. Title each poem.
5. Do not staple individual poems together.
6. Please keep copies of all entries as we will be unable to return them.
Any entry that does not adhere to ALL of the contest rules will not be considered for a prize.
Judging will be done by a committee of poets selected by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Copies of the winning poems from previous years are available here.
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2794
Please include an additional $10 if you would like to receive a copy of Never Enough Flowers: The Poetry of Peace II, a collection of first-place and honorable mention poems of the Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards from 2003-2010.
Adults - $15 for up to three poems
Youth (13 to 18) - no fee
Youth (12 and under) - no fee
Please make checks payable to Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Cash and money order are also accepted.
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