AKWA IBOM AT 25 POETRY CONTEST

Akwa Ibom At 25 – International Poetry Contest

August 3rd, 2012 by Christopher Okiri

The great state of Akwa Ibom in Nigeria will turn 25 on the 23rd of September 2012. It calls for celebration and reflection over the last twenty-five years at the same time. The contest is organized by Happy Bookers. It is for 25 word poems in the English Language.

The theme is unrestricted but is in honour of Akwa Ibom state. We are looking for poems in 25 words that celebrate or pay tribute the state. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2012.

GUIDELINES and ELIGIBILITY:

Entry is free

Poems must be in twenty-five words and submitted in the body of the mail.

Contestants must include:

Title

Name and Surname

Email address

Address

Phone number

Entries must be submitted online via e-mail to poetry25@happybookers.com.ng. with the subject line poetry contest

Poems must be previously unpublished and must be the exclusive work of the entrant.

Poems must be written by one person. Co-authored poems will not be accepted.

A short autobiography of no more than 30 words must be included.

Entries that fail to meet any of the above criteria will not be considered.

DEADLINE: Entries must be received by noon, August 15, 2012.

The short list will be announced on September 3, 2012

Winners will be notified via e-mail by Sept. 10, 2012.

AWARDS:

1st Prize: $100

2nd Prize: $75

All prize winners will be announced on the Happy Bookers website. (www.happybookers.com.ng)

Poems will be published on the site and in a journal Akwa Ibom @ 25

Prizes are payable through PayPal or direct bank transfer.

The Contest will be judged by Iquo DianaAbasi Eke

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