The International Day of Peace was started by the United Nations in 1981. Since then, the day “is observed around the world each year on September 21. The Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.”
The local planning committee invites you to write personal essays and/or poems addressing the issue of peace.
The chosen submissions will be entered into a collaborative notebook available on the Day of Peace, September 21, 2019 (10 am to 12 am in Central Park, Bakersfield). The collaboration will then be published online at https://kernpoetry.com
One poem will be selected to be read from the stage. The poem should last no longer than 3 minutes when read aloud. All pieces will be entered into the electronic book.
How to Submit
#1 Format you work
- 12 pt Times New Roman font
- 1″ margins, all sides
- Document file in MS Word
#2 Email your submission
- Enter “Submission for Day of Peace” in the subject line
- Send as an attachment
- Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
#3 All submissions should be received by September 18, 2019
Note: Email submissions only. All other submissions will be rejected.