The Nigerian Students’ Poetry Prize, an initiative of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) calls for entries in the 2017 edition of the annual competition.

The competition is open to submissions between February 15, 2017 and April 15, 2017 and winners will be announced exactly a month after. The guidelines for submission include:

  • All entrants must be Nigerian
  • All entries must be previously unpublished and be the original work of the poet
  • There are no fixed themes or topics
  • Only one entry per entrant with an unlimited word count
  • Under no conditions will the decisions of the judges be challenged
  • Entries must be written in English and if otherwise, the words in vernacular must be translated in a footnote
  • Entering the contest gives PIN the right to use the entries as deemed fit
  • Entrants should subscribe to poetisnigeria.org.ng for regular updates

The top three entrants will be awarded N100,000, N60,000 and N40,000 respectively. In addition, the top 100 poems will be published in a globally distributed anthology.

The Prize which launched its maiden edition last year, 2016 is designed to give Nigerian undergraduate writers a platform, whether they are within the shores of the country or in diaspora while also promoting intellectualism.

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