We are pleased to state that, the response to our call for submission of poems made on 16th February, 2017 is unprecedented as highlighted below:

  • Entries so far: 307
  • Tertiary institutions (Nigeria): 65
  • Tertiary institutions (Overseas): 3

Other notable developments are as follows:

  • PIN has secured the approval of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu Campus for NSPP Awards Ceremony slated for June, 2017. This event will honour two sets of prize winners for 2016 & 2017 editions of NSPP.
  • AuntyTalatu Reads, a literacy-promoting outfit sponsors the prize.
  • Media Partner – Pulse NG.
  • On 15th May, 2017, the longlist of NSPP 2017 will be published on www.poetsinnigeria.org.ng while the prize winners will be announced at the NSPP Awards in Enugu in June.
  • The anthology of top 100 poems for NSPP 2016 entitled ‘The Sun Will Rise Again’ was recently released on OkadaBooks and Amazon to critical acclaim.

Note: Submission deadline remains 15th April, 2017.  Details about application for the prize are available here: http://nspp2017.tk.

Accept our esteemed regards.

Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom

Moderator, NSPP 2017


    1. Yes. The code could be used to access your portal for the purpose of editing your submission before the deadline.

  1. Good morning mr Kolade Olanrewaju, I have been trying to register for this poetry competition for days before now, but I have been meeting frustration upon frustration.
    I have tried many times on my smart phone and the server just keeps refusing to respond.
    I have also tried on a laptop many times but all to no avail as well. I have been preparing for this competition and I have made many sacrifices for it, before now. I just can’t sit back and watch all that effort and time go down the drain.
    The entry date closes 15th April. Please what is the matter and what can be done for me? Thank you Sir..

  2. Maximum respect to your amiable office sir, i have been trying to re~check the portal but nothing was showing up. Even the entries, nothing was said about the result.

  3. I wasn’t given an entry code but I submitted.I want to know if the submission was successful

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