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.
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 6 January 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 –
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