Entries open for 2022 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize

Entries open for 2022 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize

The Nigerian Students Poetry Prize, an initiative of Poets in Nigeria, has invited entries for its 2022 edition.

The competition, which is open to interested Nigerian undergraduates, will close on March 7, 2022.

Organisers said that interested applicants are expected to submit a 30-line poem on any theme of their choice.

Reputed as one of the foremost poetry prizes for Nigerian students, the NSPP has awarded N2m to winning entrants and published 541 poems authored by selected entrants in six anthologies— The Sun Will Rise Again (2016), Mixed History (2017), Deep Dreams (2018, Micah (2019), The House That Built Me (2020), and Portrait of Water (2021).

Since its inception in 2016 at the University of Ibadan, the competition has received about 3,500 entries from students representing over 100 tertiary institutions.

In 2021, the awards ceremony was held at the University of Ibadan, with a cash prize of N400,000 shared among the winning entrants.

The competition is open to all undergraduates studying in Nigeria and the Diaspora.

According to the organisers, applicants must be from a recognised tertiary institution.

In addition to winning cash prizes, applicants with exceptional poetry, will receive a certificate of excellence and a complimentary copy of the NSPP anthology, which features their works.

Punch/Hauwa Abu
Entries open for 2022 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize

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