CALL FOR ENTRIES: KEN EGBAS POETRY PRIZE 2018
Poets in Nigeria (PIN) in partnership with Festival Poetry Foundation (FPF) is pleased to announce the call for submissions to the 2nd edition of Ken Egbas Poetry Prize. Sponsored by an art enthusiast and a Former Special Adviser, Strategic Planning at Cross River State – Mr. Ken Egbas; the prize is geared towards promoting cultural heritage, black pride and environmental consciousness.
The Prize, an offshoot of the annually organized Festival Poetry Calabar, was launched in Calabar 2016 via an address delivered by Ken Egbas who promised to sponsor the prize uninterruptedly for 5 years.
Authors of selected entries will be awarded cash prizes in this order:
- 1st Prize: ₦25,000
- 2nd Prize: ₦15,000
- 3rd Prize: ₦10,000
- Must be a Nigerian poet resident in Nigeria
- Must be between 12 and 30 years of age
- Entries must revolve around cultural heritage, black pride and environmental consciousness.
- An entrant is entitled to a single entry of limitless word count.
- Submissions must be original, intellectual property of the entrants.
- Under no condition will the judges’ decision be challenged.
- Previously published works (on social media, blogs and anthologies) are NOT allowed.
- Submissions including your name, location, biography and contact details should be in the body of the mail.
- Entering for the contest gives us automatic rights to make use of your works as deemed appropriate.
- Forward your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: 30th November, 2018; 11:59 PM
ABOUT THE SPONSOR
Dr. Ken Egbas is an alumnus of Federal Government College, Kaduna, University of Calabar and University of Nigeria, Nsukka. An expert in Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, Ken is the Founder and CEO of TruContact CSR Nigeria & WhiteHouse PR Synergy. Also, he is the organizer of The SERAs, arguably Nigeria’s biggest corporate award for Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Good Corporate Citizenship. Ken publishes Nigeria Social Enterprise Report – a publication on social responsibility and sustainability which is circulated around Africa, United Kingdom and USA.
Ken hails from Ofodua, Adun in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State where he once served as a Special Adviser, Strategic Planning.
Meanwhile, Festival Poetry Calabar themed THE PROBLEM WITH SILENCE will hold between 20th and 22nd December, 2018 in the city of Calabar. More details will be shared here soon.
For further enquiries, contact the moderator – 07034847164.
Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom
For: PIN & FPF