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2021 #UCQpoetrycontest

Plenty of students have a voice and a story they want to share. As a student of the community, I’d be interested in listening to and supporting my colleagues (Karmela Marquez, 2020).

I would encourage other students to take part this year and see how words can heal your lives. It changes the way you express and makes you feel alive (Sharon Benjy, 2020).


Congratulations to the 2020 #UCQpoetrycontest winners!!

1st Place

"Phases" by Andrianna Merced


2nd Place

"Forgotten" by Mary Nyokabi Kariuki


3rd Place

"Self-belief" by Amna Mohammed


Submit poems and images to 
With “
#UCQpoetrycontest” in the subject line. 
Be sure to include your name.

Poems will be accepted from March 1 to April 30, 2021.

Poets can submit a maximum of two (2) poems.


The best three (3) original poems
will receive a prize. Stay tuned for the prize announcement!

Poems submitted for the contest will be posted anonymously here and on the UCQ creative community website with the poet's permission.

Please, check this page and the website regularly for new submissions and

support our community's poets.