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Nigerian student poetry prize 2021 calls for entries

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, 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.

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*Entries submitted must be previously unpublished.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 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

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To learn more and guidelines on how to apply, visit NSPP

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