Call For Entries: Nigerian Newsdirect Poetry Prize 2021 | N150,000 — Pawners Paper

The Nigerian NewsDirect has instituted a yearly poetry competition. At the end of the contest, three winners will take home a cash prize of N150,000


Call For Entries: Nigerian Newsdirect Poetry Prize 2021 | N150,000

Nigerian Newsdirect Poetry Prize 2020



In a bid to fulfil its long term goal of supporting innovation in Nigerian poetry, The Nigerian NewsDirect has instituted a yearly poetry competition. At the end of the contest, three winners will be announced  and will take home a cash prize of N150,000.


The Nigerian NewsDirect is a daily newspaper which publishes various daily news from oil, gas, power, aviation, maritime, banking, education, capital market, entertainment etc. The Nigerian NewsDirect was organized by the news publishing company to celebrate their 10th year anniversary.


We implore interested writers to read the guidelines for submission as any deviation from the rules might lead to disqualification.

Eligibility For The  Nigerian Newsdirect Poetry Prize 2020


The Nigerian Newsdirect Poetry Prize 2020 competition is open to all Nigerian poets at different stages of their career (except members of Unserious Collective and staff/interns of The African Writers). 

Nigerian poet, we take to mean a person born in Nigeria, or whose parents (at least one) are Nigerian, or a person living in Nigeria naturalized as a citizen.

Submission Guidelines for The  Nigerian Newsdirect Poetry Prize 2020

To Enter for the Nigerian NewsDirect poetry prize, interested poets are to send in ONE previously unpublished poem of any length in a .doc or .docx file—Single-spaced. Font: 12, Garamond or Times New Roman. 

Only Original entries are allowed.

Every writer is allowed to delve into any theme as here is no guiding theme or style for the poetry prize. 

You are prompted and advised to submit your best work for the poetry prize

Email subject should read, “NNDPP 2020 ENTRY.”

In the body of the mail add full name, a bio not more than 70 words, email address, and phone number should be included

Entry Fee:
No entry fee required.

Copyright
Entrants retain copyright of their works but submission gives us permission to publish selected poems in a future anthology.

Prizes For The  Nigerian Newsdirect Poetry Prize 2020

The winners of the Nigerian Newsdirect Poetry Prize 2020 will take home the following cash prizes:

  • First Prize: N70,000
  • Second Prize: N50,000
  • Third Prize: N30,000
  • Totaled: N150,000


How to Submit for The Nigerian Newsdirect Poetry Prize 2020

Send your submissions to poetrycolumnnnd@gmail.com. (Note: “n” appears three times in the email address).


DEADLINE: January 25,2021

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