This year again we received a tremendous amount of stellar entries for our Peace Day contest.  It was a very difficult decision but here are the 3 winners!

Category: Visual – Alejandra Arroyave M. from Colombia for her Peace Day poster.

Category: Video – Della P. from Canada for her musical composition.

Category: Written – Zamony W. from South Africa for her poem “Searched.”


Climbing to the top of a mountain and
Flying over the sea.
I kept searching where could you be?

Looking for you in New York,
You were not there.
I searched in Nevada even Portland 
With no time to spare. 

I sat under a tree in total despair,
Maybe you are a myth and not really there.

Until it was quite and the sun began to set,
I just sat there with my eyes drizzling wet. 

While I dried my tears, I looked up and
Saw a butterfly rising straight into the bright sky,
Fluttering it’s little wings, 
while the wind sings.

I suddenly felt a rush and my heart,
Began to gush.

I was wrong the whole time.
What I wanted was not something to find, but a
Feeling only a person can define.

The thought of what something simple can bring,
Gave me inner joy and peace within.