Poetry Contest 2016

Theme: Peace 
From peace in our innermost selves to peace in the world, and everything in between.

​Submission Deadline: 5:00PM PDT,  August 17, 2016.

Award Ceremony: 6:00pm Friday September 9, 2016.
Ceremony VenueRichmond Cultural Center, 7700 Minoru Gate,  Richmond, BC, V6Y 1R9 
Vancouver Tagore Society is delighted to announce the winners for the VTS Poetry Contest 2016. There were many entries and our panel of highly respected judges spent hours poring over the fine poems to make their decision, which was no easy task.

We heartily thank you all for your participation and congratulate the poets who made the shortlist and Top 3.

The shortlisted poets were invited to read their chosen poems during the Poetry Evening of theWest Coast Tagore Festival 2016, September 9th at the Richmond Cultural Center. Richmond Councillor Linda McPhail presented the Certificates to the First, Second and Third Place winners.

  1. Shanti, by Dev Mukerji
  2. What We Know about Peace, by Carla Shafer
  3. Peace is… by Pushpa Parekh

In alphabetical order by the poets’ last names.
  • A Song of Peace, by Una Delores Bruhns
  • Seeds of Peace, by Kasturi Ghosh
  • Silence, by Joyce Goodwin
  • Soft, Sweet Sound of Peace, by Deborah L. Kelly
  • Shanti, by Dev Mukerji
  • Peace Is… by Pushpa Parekh
  • Peace through Meditation, Rhythm and Form, by Betty Scott
  • Bobcat in Backyard, by Vishakha Sen
  • What We Know about Peace, by Carla Shafer
  • Refuge, by Leslie Wharton