Call for entries | Commemoration of 2018 International Day of the Girl-Child

As part of the high-points in the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, The Shade of Women Foundation (TSWF) invites entries of exceptional short stories, thought provoking poems and instructive artworks/illustrations or photographs from interested poets, short story writers, artists and photographers themed around “Empowering Girls in Times of Conflict.”

The Shade of Women Foundation is committed towards improving the lives of women through programmes leading to social and economic empowerment. It also provides legal services for women in dire circumstances who need intervention as well as providing accommodation and housing assistance for the vulnerable and provide emergency shelter for and supportive services for battered women and children.

1.      Entries should themed around “Empowering Girls in Times of Conflict.”
2.      Short stories should be between 1500 words to 2000 words
3.      Three (3) poems of not more than thirty (30) lines each
4.      Two (2) pieces of artworks
5.      Each entrant should include a short bio of 150 words or less in a word.doc format
6.      Entry works must be original works of the entrants
7.      Attachment should be clearly labeled as entrant’s Name_Category_Title (eg Bala_poem_Purpose)
8.      Subject (eg Bala_IDGC 2018)

1.      First Prize: N50, 000
2.      Second Prize: N30, 000
3.      Third Prize: N15, 000
4.      There would also be consolation prizes for five runners up plus publishing.

Poetry – Dike Chukwumerije
Short stories – Rashidat F. Raji
Photography – Bunmi Adedipe

All entries should be sent to

Entries submission closes on October 30, 2018

Entry fee is one thousand naira only (1, 000) to be paid to “The Shade of Women Foundation” – 0768411067 (ACCESS BANK). After the payment, entrants should include evidence of payment in their entries.