Calling all budding bards! To mark the Council’s unique Poets of the Podium program with the Poetry Foundation on April 3, we invite you to take part in a competition for the best global affairs limerick. Throughout March we'll collect your creative limericks that in some way relate to international affairs, hold online voting on this page to select the top five, then hold a subsequent round of voting to select the winner. The winning limerick will be presented at the program. Finalists will get complimentary admission to the program! 


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Limericks are composed of five lines in AABBA rhythmic scheme. For example:

(A) If your passion is global affairs 
(A) To the Council, no one compares
(B) So join us today
(B) Best not delay
(A) And pass this to someone who cares

To enter, fill out the submission form below.

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Key Dates

February 27 - March 18   Initial limerick submissions 
March 19 - March 25       Online voting period
March 26 - April 2           Finalist voting period
April 3                             Winner announced