Nigerian Students Poetry Prize is an initiative of Poets in Nigeria’ organization, supported by Association of Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan. It is designed to stimulate creativity, promote excellence and broaden intellectualism among Nigerian Undergraduates. The Prize is scheduled to hold annually and to be hosted by different tertiary institutions across the 6 geo-political zones in Nigeria, with this maiden edition scheduled to be hosted by Faculty of Arts in the prestigious University of Ibadan.

The poetry prize culminates in an Arts Festival (Nigerian Students Arts Festival) where various art forms including poetry performances, drama, and visual arts will be showcased and winners of the poetry contest awarded on 7th May, 2016.  The award night will feature the staging of a play written by a student.

As part of the organization’s plans to hone the literary crafts of the young and give them a voice, an anthology of 100 selected poems (of entries received) will be published.

1st Prize - ₦100,000
2nd Prize - ₦50,000
3rd Prize - ₦30,000

Submission Guidelines:
-Only undergraduate students of Nigerian Tertiary Institutions are eligible to enter for the contest.
-There are no fixed themes for the contest. Participants are allowed to freely explore themes relevant to contemporary times.
-An entrant is entitled to a single entry of limitless word count.
-All entries must be original intellectual property of the entrants.
-Submissions should be accompanied by brief biography comprising full name, level, department and faculty.
-Name of tertiary institution should also be distinctively mentioned alongside contact details (email address and phone number).
-All submissions should be forwarded to nspp2016@gmail.com with the subject reading ‘Nigerian Students Poetry Prize 2016’.
-All entrants should subscribe to www.poetsinnigeria.org.ng for continuous updates.

Submission Deadline: 15th March, 2016