The Nigerian Students poetry prize edition for 2021 is here! This is the sixth edition and the organization has made a call for entries/submissions. The total grand prize is a whooping #400,000 and therefore worth trying out. Interested Nigerian undergraduates are expected to submit a 30-line poem on one of the following themes
*Identity: Phases and Faces
*Politics of retrogression
*Individual and collective humanity in a corona-ravaged world.
Note: Interested students can only write on one of the three themes listed above and not all.
*Entrant must be a student of a recognized tertiary institution
*It is open to all Nigerian undergraduates studying in Nigeria and in diaspora.
*Submissions are to be made at nspp.poetsinnigeria.org.ng, with strict adherence to the instructions thereon.
*Entrants must give unique titles to their works (Avoid using the wording of the themes as title of your entry)
*Indicate the theme selected beneath your work
*Poems must be original intellectual property of the entrants.
*An entrant is entitled to a single entry of 30 lines maximum.
*Entries submitted must be previously unpublished. A submission discovered to have defaulted on this rule will be automatically voided.
*All entrants are expected to purchase a minimum of one of the five NSPP anthologies uploaded on the submission portal.
*Under no condition will the judges’ decision be challenged.
*Entering for the contest gives PIN automatic right to make use of entries as deemed appropriate.
*Entries must be written in English. Native terminologies must be translated in English as footnotes.
*Entrants should subscribe to www.poetsinnigeria.org.ng for regular updates.
*Submission Deadline: 28th February, 2021
1st Prize: #200,000
2nd Prize: #100,000
3rd Prize: #50,000
Consolation prize- #25,000 each for 4th and 5th best entrants
To learn more and guidelines on how to apply, visit NSPP
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