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Students in any tertiary institution in Nigeria are invited to participate in this poetry prize sponsored by the University of Ibadan—Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe’s alma mater.

Here is how the organizers describe the prize:

Nigerian Students Poetry Prize, an initiative of Poets in Nigeria supported by Association of Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, is designed to stimulate creativity, promote excellence and broaden intellectualism among Nigerian Undergraduates. Billed to hold annually and hosted by different tertiary institutions across the 6 geo-political zones, its maiden edition will be hosted by the prestigious University of Ibadan’s Faculty of Arts.

The poetry prize culminates in an Arts Festival (Nigerian Students Arts Festival) where various art forms including poetry performances, drama, and visual arts will be showcased and winners of the poetry contest awarded on 7th May, 2016.  The award night will feature the staging of a play written by a student.

As part of our plans to hone the literary crafts of the young and give them a voice, an anthology of 100 selected poems (of entries received) will be published.

Prizes

1st Prize – 100,000

2nd Prize – 50,000

3rd Prize – 30,000

Submission Guidelines:

Only undergraduate students of Nigerian Tertiary Institutions are eligible to enter for the contest.

There are no fixed themes for the contest. Participants are allowed to freely explore themes relevant to contemporary times.

An entrant is entitled to a single entry of limitless word count.

All entries must be original, intellectual property of the entrants.

Submissions should be accompanied by brief biography comprising full name, level, department and faculty.

Name of tertiary institution should also be distinctively mentioned alongside contact details (email address and phone number).

All submissions should be forwarded to nspp2016@gmail.com and tagged ‘Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2016’.

All entrants should subscribe to www.poetsinnigeria.org.ng for continuous updates.

Submission Deadline: 15th March, 2016

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Brittle Paper is not responsible for the organization or further promotion of this prize, neither do we have a stake in its sales or popularity. Address any inquiry to the email included in the post. 

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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