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The Sikh Coalition News
July 28, 2013

Submissions Now Being Accepted

Are you interested in writing, drawing, or photography?

Can you imagine what a world with Nirbhau Nirvair (without fear, without hate) might look like?

Are you interested in becoming a published author or artist?

If so, submit your vision of Nirbhau Nirvair to the Sikh Coalition’s Nirbhau Nirvair Art Book!

The Junior Sikh Coalition invites you to create poetry, paintings, drawings, or photography for its Nirbhau Nirvair Poetry & Art Book! Winners will have their submissions published in the coffee table book, which will be made available in print and online. Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2013.

Submission Criteria:

  • You must be a Sikh youth between the ages of 5 and 25
  • You must reside in the United States
  • Submissions may include original poetry, quotes, artwork, or photographs
  • Submissions must relate to the concept of Nirbhau Nirvair
  • Written submissions may be no longer than 135 words


All submissions must include:

  • Your name
  • Age
  • Phone number
  • Email address (if you have one)


Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

In order to submit, you may fill out our online form, send your submission electronically to jr.sc@sikhcoalition.org, or mail a hard copy to:

Sikh Coalition
50 Broad Street
Suite 1537
New York, NY 10004

Campaign Nirbhau Nirvair is an advocacy campaign, led by the Junior Sikh Coalition, to fight hatred and bullying in schools and communities across the nation by spreading the values of Nirbhau and Nirvair. The campaign focuses on anti-bullying efforts by raising awareness on how bullying affects our community and by advocating for legislative changes. You can contribute to this campaign by submitting poetry and artwork to the Nirbhau Nirvair Art Book.

Host a Workshop!
If you are interested in hosting an art workshop to engage youth in your community, you can use our prepared Nirbhau Nirvair Workshop Toolkit.

For any questions or additional information, contact the Junior Sikh Coalition.

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