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Inaugural Edition: The Vweta Chadwick Poetry Prize 2022



Project ASHA invites the public to the inaugural edition of its female poetry prize contest.

The Vweta Chadwick Poetry Prize seeks to advance the rights of girls and women in Nigeria, with a focus on the larger female community globally, through poetry, spoken word, and music.


To attend the poetry event, register HERE.


The Poetry Prize tagged: Invisible Disability, is organized by Project ASHA in honor of its late founder and Global Programmes Director, Vweta Chadwick (1988 - 2020), who in her lifetime championed subjects of gender equality and human rights for lasting policy modification. July is a significant month at Project ASHA as it marks the anniversary month of Vweta's passing. About Vweta Chadwick


The all-female poetry competition received entries from talented young women and gender promoters across Nigeria, with impulses to advance, strengthen conversations, raise awareness, and spotlight the diverse forms of injustices quietly suffered by girls and women globally, consequently making them partially invisible or voiceless.


The virtual event will feature poetry battle, lifting bars, advocacy, and dishing out brutal truths, all in poetry and spoken word.


To attend the poetry event, register HERE.


A total of N500,000.00 will be given as a prize to the winners of the competition;

Senior Category

The first position: N180,000.00.

The Second position: N150,000.00

The third Position: N100,000.00

Junior Category: N70,000.00 (One winner)


The Vweta Chadwick Poetry Prize project; will be closed with the celebration of the Poetry, Art, and Dance (P.A.D) event. The P.A.D event is a festival of poetry, art, and dance; a project by Project ASHA to empower underserved girls and children; for creativity, bolstering confidence, and healing. More details will be published on our site.


As a local non-profit with a global focus, Project ASHA has found diverse ways to support women and girls in marginalized communities, advocating for their rights every day.


To further reinforce the aim of this project and our programs, Project ASHA is open to discussing ways we can do more with support and concerns from well-meaning Nigerians. To discuss or make an inquiry, reach us at info@projectasha.org.


To attend the poetry event, register HERE.


Please share this link post with your circles, policymakers, key actors, and influencers to drive lasting change and keep the legacy of Vweta and the dream of a vulnerable Nigerian girl/woman alive.



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