Haringey Unchained and CreativityUnleashed Editors Judge 2021 Spoken Word Competition! Shortlist published!

In partnership with Middlesex University and Fairtrade UK


We are so excited to confirm that Marisa Mustafa’s piece: Mirage of Eden, won first place in the competition by a landslide! The judges were impressed with Marisa’s poetic control, her application of the competition theme in a way that was so very original, and her fresh, imaginative imagery that really brought this piece to life. We hope that Marisa will continue to write and look forward to seeing how she develops as a poet! In the meantime, do keep an eye out for her poem to be featured in this year’s printed edition of the Haringey Unchained magazine.


Following a review and critique from our expert judging panel, 5 shortlist entries have been chosen. The Shortlist entries will have their entry displayed on Fairtrade Foundation’s Climate, Fairtrade and You Festival – an exhibition to showcase poetry, artwork and film. We are also excited to premier these pieces on our own website. Click onto the titles below to enjoy the shortlist.


This year’s Fairtrade fortnight celebration supported the awareness of Climate Change. Through various activities across schools, universities, colleges, places of worship and organisations around the world, all involved raised awareness of how everyone can play a part in “Choosing the World you want.”

In honour of this celebration, we’ve teamed up with Middlesex University. Students submitted poetry or spoken word pieces applying in some way the concept of: ‘Your vision of the world you want for farmers and workers worldwide, and the planet we share’.


We wish the shortlist good luck in the next round! Stay tuned for the selection of the winning entry in March 2021.