Sunday, 15 February 2015

Brock university Sustainability Poetry Contest - Concours de poésie sur la viabilité #seanocarolan

Sustainability Poetry Contest 

In celebration of UNESCO Poetry Day, Brock University’sEnvironmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC), and the UNESCO Chair in Community Sustainability would like to invite you to submit your original, unpublished, poem to our sustainability poetry contest.

The three themes of this poetry contest are:

Wildlife (World Wildlife Day, March 3rd)
Forests and Trees (International Day of Forests, March 21st)
Water (World Water Day, March 22nd)

About UNESCO’s World Poetry Day

From the UNESCO Poetry Day Website:
"Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings.
Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.
In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCOrecognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.
A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.
One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.
The observance of World Poetry Day is also meant to encourage a return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, to promote the teaching of poetry, to restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and to support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media, so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art, but one which enables society as a whole to regain and assert its identity"

Interested in submitting a poem, or learning more?

Contest Rules - available in English or French

Poster – available in English or French

Online Submission Form - available in English or French

Mail Submission Form - available in English or French

UNESCO World Poetry Day Celebration
Date: Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Mahtay Café, 241 Saint Paul Street, St. Catharines
Cost: Free
RSVP: To Dr. Liette Vasseur ( or 905-688-5550 x4023) by March 15th, 2015

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