2009 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards is an annual series of awards to encourage poets to explore & illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit.


ELIGIBILITY:  The contest is open to people worldwide. Poems must be original, unpublished, and in English.


Adults – $1,000

Youth (13 to 18) – $200

Youth (12 and under) – $200

Honorable Mentions will be awarded in each category.

DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked by July 1, 2009


1. Send 2 copies of up to 3 typed unpublished poems. Maximum of 30 lines per poem.

2. Include name, address, email, telephone number, and age (if youth) in upper right hand corner of one copy of each poem.

3. Title each poem.

4. Do not staple individual poems together.

5. 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.

FEE: $15 for up to three poems for Adult entries. No fee for Youth entries.


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 posted on the website.


Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards

PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1

Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2794

Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced by October 1, 2009 on the Foundation’s Website. Winners


The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation reserves the right to publish and distribute the award winning poems, including honorable mentions. Winners will be notified by mail.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation ● www.wagingpeace.org

[peace sign by beachblogger42 via flickr]

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