2022-2023 Poetry For Peace Competition

The Poetry for Peace prize is granted by the Miriam Felicia Lindberg Memorial Peace Foundation to honor poetry written by survivors of the Holocaust and their children in order to help emerging writers develop their craft. The Poetry for Peace prize recognizes poetry that not only inculcates the horrors, apprehensions and trepidation of the Holocaust into words but also serves to provide insight how variations of the heinous monstrosities could happen again. The Poetry for Peace prize is committed to encouraging the creation of original works of poetry and empowering both the survivors and their children to utter the incomprehensible in a personal nature.

The Miriam Felicia Lindberg Memorial Peace Foundation is seeking submissions for its 2022-2023 competition.

All submissions will be judged anonymously.
Theme
The Holocaust era and the Pandemic era:
Lessons to be learned – Reflecting on the past to protect the future.

Eligibility Guidelines
The competition is open to any poem written by a person (1st Generation) and/or child of a living or deceased person (2nd Generation) who between January 30, 1933 and May 7, 1945 were displaced, persecuted, or discriminated against due to the racial, religious, ethnic, social, and political policies of the Nazis and/or their collaborators.

We are very eager to find as many Holocaust survivors who wrote poetry and their children, for this Poetry prize winning contest. In case they are not with us any longer, others can apply in their name. If the poem was written by a person (either 1st or 2nd Generation) who conforms to the aforementioned eligibility guidelines, but is no longer alive, the poem may be submitted posthumously by either a first-degree relative (FDR) (parent (father or mother), full sibling (brother or sister) or child) or a second-degree relative (SDR) (uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents, grandchildren, half-siblings, and double cousins) or the spouse of the author of the poem.

Submission Guidelines
Poems must be previously unpublished and no longer than 50 lines. (not including blank spaces and empty lines)

There are no restrictions on form or style, but the judges are looking for fresh, diverse, and innovative poems that deals with the theme. Read our guidelines on the Criteria, Rating and Contest Judging page to get an idea of how our judges look at and rate poems.

Click here to read the Poetry For Peace Competition: Rules and Regulations

Submissions of entries are welcome between 01:00 GMT, 1 April 2022 and 01:00 GMT, 1 December 2022.

Awards Ceremony

International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27, 2023)

Prizes

Holocaust Survivor Prize: (for original poetry written by a survivor of the Holocaust ) 1800 ILS (Israeli Shekels).
Second Generation Prize (for original poetry written by a child of survivor of the Holocaust )
1800 ILS (Israeli Shekels).

The prize may be granted in either Euros or USD (United States Dollars) according to the exchange rate published by XE on the day of the awards ceremony. The current exchange rate is approximately
1,800.00 Israeli New Shekels = 544 Euros (1 ILS = 0.30 EUR, 1 EUR = 3.3 ILS)
1,800.00 Israeli New Shekels = 553 US Dollars (1 ILS = 0.31 USD, 1 USD = 3.25 ILS)

Submit your Poem

Click here to submit your poem to the Poetry For Peace Competition

Poetry For Peace Competition: Rules and Regulations
Click here to read the Poetry For Peace Competition: Rules and Regulations

Poetry For Peace Competition: Criteria, Rating and Contest Judging
Click here to read the Poetry For Peace Competition: Criteria, Rating and Contest Judging

Poetry For Peace Competition: Frequently asked Questions
Click here to read the Poetry For Peace Competition: Frequently asked Questions

Poetry For Peace Competition: Judges
Click here to learn about the Judges of the Poetry For Peace Competition.


Lindberg Memorial Peace Foundation

The Lindberg Peace Foundation encourages innovative poetic compositions and organizes international Poetry for Peace Competitions that grants awards to gifted, yet unpublished poets. The Foundation publishes the writings of Gustawa Stendig-Lindberg and Miriam Felicia Lindberg and focuses on developing all-inclusive programs for Peace.