Even It Up poetry challenge: the winners!


We were blown away by the quality and variety of entries we received for the Even It Up poetry challenge – from food shortages to feminism, arranged marriage to identity crises, you showed us that your responses to global inequality are incredibly powerful and moving.

After a really tough judging process led by SLAMbassadors UK winner 2014 Sadia Ahmed and Oxfam UK representative William Essilfie, we’re absolutely thrilled to announce our winning and commended poets across three age categories.

19-25 age category

‘Bed’ by Mel Pettitt

‘Yousafzai’ by Deborah Ashfield
‘United Unit’ by Emily Raisin

15-18 age category

‘Equals’ by Hannah Hodgson

‘The secrets of the dominant patriarchal plant’ by Faiza Manzoor
‘ ‘We are dying here’ ’ by Emily Reader

 11-14 age category

‘An equilibrium?’ by Jasmine Thom

‘Mind the Gap’ by Opefoluwa Sarah Adegbite
‘The voice of a nation’ by Emily Brown

A huge thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to the winners!

Published May, 2016

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