Call For Entry |2017 Ken Egbas Prize For Festival Poetry Calabar | PIN & EPF

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) in collaboration with Festival Poetry Foundation (FPF) Calabar invites entries from Nigerian poets whose ages are between 12 and 30 years and also resident in Nigeria for the inaugural edition of Ken Egbas Prize for Festival Poetry.

The prize is sponsored by Mr. Ken Egbas, a former Special Adviser, Strategic Planning, Cross River State as a contribution to the promotion of our cultural heritage, black pride and environmental consciousness.

Order of the Prize
Five hundred thousand naira (500,000) has been earmarked to run the award for consecutive five years.
Prizes will be awarded in the following orders:
• 1st Prize: 40,000
• 2nd Prize: 20,000
• 3rd Prize: 10,000

To qualify for the competition, an entrant must be a Nigerian poet and resident in Nigeria. He or she must also be between 12 and 30 years of age.

Entry Guidelines
• Entries must revolve around cultural heritage, black pride and environmental consciousness.
• An entrant is entitled to a single entry of limitless word count. 
• Submissions must be original and intellectual property of the entrants.
• Under no condition will the judges’ decision be challenged.
• Previously published works (on social media, blogs and anthologies) are NOT allowed.
• Selected entrants must be present in Calabar to receive their cash prizes.
• Submissions including your name, location, biography and contact details should be in the body of     the mail.
• Entering for the contest gives us automatic rights to make use of your works as deemed appropriate.
• entries should be sent to


Submissions close on 10th November, 2017 (11:59 PM)