Sustainability Poetry Contest | Call for Submissions

Call for poetry submissions to 2019 Sustainability Poetry Contest: Year of Indigenous Voices
Presented by: Brock University’s UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability: From Local to Global

Every year, the Sustainability Poetry Contest calls for writers from the local community to submit unpublished poems and artwork on themes related to sustainability. This year the theme is Year of Indigenous Voices. The contest is open to all residents of Niagara, Ontario, Canada (inclusive of members of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and Six Nations), and will operate in co-operation with Indigenous groups and stakeholders across the region. Poems can be submitted online until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 by visiting the UNESCO Chair’s website at

Prizes such as books and gift cards will be awarded in each of four categories: elementary student; high school student; college/university student; and general public (including Brock staff/faculty/instructors).

Winners will be announced at the UNESCO World Poetry Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21 at Mahtay Café in downtown St. Catharines. The event is free and open to the public, but registration will be required as space is limited.

This event has already taken place.