Deadline: 31 March, 2020.
Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) is an initiative of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) aimed at stimulating literary creativity and encouraging critical thinking among Nigerian undergraduates. Since its inception in 2016 at the University of Ibadan, the prize has received about 2,500 entries from students representing over 100 tertiary institutions (including universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, schools of nursing and seminary schools).
The fifth edition of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) opens for submission between 15 January and 31 March, 2020. Interested Nigerian undergraduates are expected to submit a 30-line poem on any theme of their choice before the deadline.
Aside rewarding the prize winners (top three entrants) with a total cash prize of ₦500,000, the top 100 entrants will each receive a certificate of excellence and complimentary copy of the NSPP anthology which features their works.
- First Prize – ₦250,000
- Second Prize – ₦150,000
- Third Prize – ₦100,000
- Consolation Prize – ₦25,000 each for fourth and fifth best entrants
- Open to all Nigerian undergraduates studying in Nigeria and the diaspora.
- Entrants must be from a recognised tertiary institution.
To enter and for more information click here.