This year, we received 1223 submissions for the poetry contest. There were several competitive pieces in the pool for the prize.
We appreciate our judges: Ugochukwu Damian, Roseline Mgbochimma, Ayomide Wes Oriolowo, and Gimbiya Galadima for taking the time to select the worthy finalists.
We congratulate the winner, Damilola Omotoyinbo and the runner-ups: U.A Edwardson (first runner-up) and Bryan Joe Okwesili (second runner-up).
tHE winning poem
Damilola Omotoyinbo believes in the power of the pen and the positive difference it can make in our world. She has writings and interviews published at Afritondo, Kalahari Review, Konya Shamsrumi, Praxis, Hack
writers, The Nigerian Tribune Newspaper, nantygreens, and elsewhere.
Damilola is a fellow of the Ebedi international Writers’ Residency and an alumnus of the SprinNG Writing Fellowship. Follow her on social media.
The Shortlisted poems
The Second Runner-Up
2/8/2021 11:12:54 pm
Beautiful poems! Congratulations!
3/8/2021 10:01:10 am
4/8/2021 09:30:15 am
Hmm! The first time I read the poem, I felt blank and I knew that was off, I mean these are the winning poems! So I decided to come back later and here am I today💌 i must confess these poems left me with a feeling. A feeling to feel and write what I feel. Good job everyone and congratulations to the winners.
8/8/2021 01:18:38 pm
Congratulations, guys! You did it 🔥
8/8/2021 02:36:04 pm
Going through the poems by Damilola, Edwardson and Okwesili. Their poems showed a clear and good use of diction and imagery. For me, it's a good thing. Reading the poems opened my eyes to the price of success as seen in the poem Miracle by Damilola.
22/8/2021 03:45:23 pm
These are amazing!
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