WCIA’s Wales for Peace project wants to celebrate young people who have contributed to peace in their school / community in a variety of ways. e are working with Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod who will host a Young Peacemakers Awards Ceremony at the International Eisteddfod on 4 July where young people will showcase what they have done and receive a certificate and an award. Individual young people or groups can enter under the following categories. It is also acceptable to nominate someone else (with their permission!)
Young Peacemaker of the Year:
You will have been active in the pursuit of peace in your local or wider community, and your actions will have inspired others – your peers or people older or younger than yourself.
Young Peace Heritage Champion(s) of the Year:
Nominees will have been proactive in finding out about and promoting their local peace heritage in creative ways, including developing materials, projects and events. Where possible the relevance of local peace heroes should be related to contemporary society and events.
Young Peace Writer(s) of the Year
Nominees are invited to submit original pieces of work around the theme of peace. Contributions can take any form, including poetry, journalistic writing (including blogging), a series of effective tweets, biographies, stories, etc.
Young Peace Artist(s) of the Year:
This category will celebrate original artistic expressions of peace created by children / young people individually or as part of a group. These could take a variety of forms, including paintings, murals, sculptures, photographic exhibitions, etc
Young Digital Peace Builder(s) of the Year:
Nominees will have used digital media to share awareness of peace heritage and ways of creating a peaceful community.
Young Peace Analyst(s) of the Year:
Through their critical approach towards discussing the concept of peace, nominees will have enabled others to better understand the meaning of peace historically and / or in contemporary society.
Film of 2016 Awards, Caernarfon
View some of the projects developed by schools and young people through 2016.
Terms and conditions
1. National awards ceremonies will be held in Menai Bridge and in Cardiff in March 2018. The closing date for entries in all categories is 28th February 2018 and no entries will be accepted after this date. Postal entries should be sent to the Wales for Peace Learning Coordinator at the Temple of Peace and Health, Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3AP.
2. No purchase is necessary. Entry is free.
3. Prizes cannot be exchanged for their monetary value or other goods.
4. Entries must be submitted along with an entry form (see below) or they will not be eligible.
5. Entries must be accompanied by supporting evidence of achievement (e.g. pieces of writing, works of art, portfolio, digital evidence such as film, podcasts, You Tube, Facebook, Tweets…..)
6. Winners will be selected by an external panel of judges with expertise in the areas outlined in each category.
7. Winners in each category will be notified by email or telephone.
8. Prizes will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony; alternatively they can be posted, but can only be delivered to UK addresses.
9. It is possible for an individual / group to submit an entry for more than one category. If entering for more than one category, a separate entry from must be filled in for each category.
10. WCIA staff, trustees, interns or volunteers are not eligible to enter, nor are judges.
11. We reserve the right to publish the name of winners in our newsletters and on our website.
12. Entrants under the age of 18 must get the consent of their parent or guardian before entering the competition.
13. The WCIA takes no responsibility for the condition of the prizes.
14. Entrants should seek the permission of parents or guardians before filming or photographing children. We will need verification of parents’ or guardians’ permission before exhibiting entries which include images or videos of children.