Announcing The Vweta Chadwick Poetry Prize Top 12 Finalists
We are excited to announce the top twelve(12) contestant on the Vweta Chadwick Poetry prize. They will be contending at the grand finale for #500,000.00 worth of cash prize.
All poems were reviewed anonymously and fairly. Following the high competitive entries and the tough selection process, our judges enjoyed reviewing all the beautiful entries. Here are the judges pick in no particular order;
Fibromyalgia and Some Happiness - Alekwe Joy
Feral - Obasiota Ibe
Eyes Tell No Lie - Mercy Eloebhose
Transcend into the Impossible - Chinwenite Onyekwelu
I find Silence - Aanuoluwa Soneye
Forced Sterilization - Chiadikobi Paul
Congenital Anomaly - Ayomide Famurewa
Paralysis - Etinyeneobong Udofia
Cynosure of beauty - Favour Idaka.
Mercy Mercy - ??
Lines - Favour Fatokun
Borrowed Dreams - Deborah Afeare Adesuwa
One winner for the Junior Category will be announced on the day of the prize event along with the winners from the senior category.
At the award event, finalists are expected to perform their entry poem or a new poem, and read or recite any of Vweta's poems. Poems at the final event must be carefully done with an eye for editorial standard.
See excerpts from Judges guide booklet for more details. Go through the instructions carefully. Please reach out to the organizers of the prize via the contact email should you need further clarity.
All shortlisted participants must send a high resolution headshot photo and their final entry poem(for those choosing to do new poems) to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 26th July 2022
Selfies, or blurry images are strongly discouraged.
Congratulations to the top 12 finalist making it to the final round of the Vweta Chadwick Poetry Prize.
We look forward to what the final contest holds; as it gets even tougher.
Many thanks to every poet who put in an entry in the prize contest. We encourage to participate in subsequent editions - your works must be seen and heard;
To attend the final prize event, register here