Words of Unity is a poetry competition open to young people aged 11-18 and aims to inspire the leaders of the future to use their voices.
What is Words of Unity?
Words of Unity has been launched by Global Acts of Unity founder Mile Haines OBE, whose brother David Haines was murdered by Daesh in 2014. Mike has since dedicated his life to promoting unity, tolerance, and understanding.
The goal of the competition is to encourage young people to explore unity, strengthen their barriers against intolerance and become closer as a community within the school and beyond.
Mike Haines OBE, Founder of Global Acts of Unity said: "I’ve been inspired by many young people on my journey but I want to hear from many more. That’s why we have created Words of Unity to invite young people, as the leaders of tomorrow, to add their powerful and unique voices to this call for unity, acceptance, and understanding."
How do I enter?
To enter, you must create a poem of any kind to express your thoughts and feelings on the topic of 'unity'. Below are some prompts to inspire you.
- What does unity mean to you?
- How would you bring people together?
- Where are there examples of unity in your school or community?
What are the competition rules?
- You must be aged 11-18 to enter
- Written poems shouldn't be longer than 400 words
- Performances of spoken word or rap shouldn't be longer than 2 minutes of audio or video
- You must include your name, age, school, location, phone number and email address.
What happens if I win?
If you win, you will receive £100 worth of vouchers and £500 worth of supplies for your school community.
When is the competition deadline?