Following the announcement of the longlist for the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2016 made on 6th June, 2016, the longlisted entries were further examined by the Judging Panel in order to arrive at the shortlist.
Consequently, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce the shortlist for NSPP 2016.
The shortlisted entries in no particular order are:
- IBA – Abraham Isaac Oluwatimilehin (Ekiti State University)
- RUNAWAY BRIDE – Akinlade Oluwaseyifunmi Damilola (University of Abuja)
- THE YOUNG MAN – Adeosun Tomiwa John (University of Ibadan)
- THE SUN WILL RISE AGAIN – Noah Oladele (Obafemi Awolowo University)
- BEAUTIFUL FATHER, LOVING HUSBAND – Chinelo Nwangwu (University of Ibadan)
- SUNDOWN IN PORTHARCOURT – Okafor Kingsley Chisom (University of Nigeria, NSUKKA)
- THE BATTLE FOR MY HEART – Lydia Taiwo (American University of St. Vincent)
- KPANGOLO – David Osaodion Odiase (Yaba College of Technology)
- rain – Hauwa Shafii Nuhu (Bayero University, Kano)
- OUR MOTHER’S PRAYER – Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji (University of Lagos)
- BULLETS FROM OUR MOUTH – Michael Adaeze B. (University of Nigeria, NSUKKA)
- LETTER FROM TEEN TOWN – James Ademuyiwa (Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta)
The top 3 entrants who also double as prize winners (of ₦100, 000, ₦50,000 and ₦30,000) will be announced on 30th June, 2016 based on the recommendation of the Chair of the Judging Panel, Denja Abdullahi (President, Association of Nigerian Authors).
Note: Kindly endeavor to subscribe to www.poetsinnigeria.org.ng to receive regular updates on PIN’s activities, the contest and a planned awards ceremony.
We appreciate all participants whilst congratulating all shortlisted entrants.
Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom
Moderator, NSPP 2016