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Enter to win prizes up to N500,000.00

To celebrate and honour the poetic life of Late Vweta Chadwick, Project ASHA calls for female poets to enter the  Vweta Chadwick Poetry Prize in honour of Vweta Chadwick, themed - SPEAKING THROUGH THE VOID. The VCPP highlights the role of women in the poetry space with a focus to encourage female poets who like Vweta found diverse ways of amplifying their voices for social causes, for fun and creativity, and many other reasons dear to them. See her works on (


Rules: General

  1. The competition is open to FEMALES only;     Aged 16 – 20: Senior High School Girls – Junior Category. Aged 18 – 25: Tertiary Institution females – Senior Category. Persons living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply .(entries are welcomed from any part of Nigeria)

  2. Submission closes on June 1, 2023, 11 pm WAT

  3. All entrants can submit a maximum of 2 entries(optional). All entries will be considered anonymously by the judges.

  4. Entries will not be returned, so please keep a copy.

  5. Under no circumstances can alterations be made to poems once entered.

  6. Online entries can be made only via the registration link below

  7. Only email confirmation of receipt is available.

  8. The competition organisers reserve the right to change the judging panel without notice and not to award prizes if, in the judges’ opinion, such an action is justified.

  9. The judges read all the entries; their decision is final. Neither the judges nor Team ASHA staff will enter into any correspondence.

  10. All entrants must fill out the google form after online entry. Failure to do so will lead to disqualification.

  11. International video submissions are allowed but only as guest entries.

 Rules: Poems

  1. All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.

  2. All entries must be a single word document attached to your submission email. please start each poem on the document on a fresh page.

  3. Uploaded document must be name as follows; your name_title of poem_category i.e. sarahhassan_poemonstars_juniorcategory

  4. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 30 lines in length (excluding title). Entries MUST be centered around the theme: Speaking Through the Void

  5. Poems must be in English.

  6. Poems MUST be the entrant’s original work.

  7. Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website or made public on social media, broadcast or featured among the winners in another competition as at the time of entry.

  8. Senior category entrants should prepare at most 2 poems apart from their entry poems for the final contest.

  9. Entries must be uploaded as a single word document.

Rules: Fees

  1. Submission are FREE.

Rules: Winners

  1. Junior Prizewinners will be announced on the main event. Senior category qualifiers will be notified by or before the end of June 2023 and invited to a final competition event in July 2023. All winners will be expected to provide a biography and photograph. Details about virtual event will be communicated

  2. All entrants who provide a valid email address will be notified about the outcome of their entry by or before the end of June 2023

  3. The copyright of each poem remains with the author. However, authors of the winning poems, by entering the competition, grant Project ASHA the right in perpetuity to publish and/or broadcast their poem. Use of the poems elsewhere for one year after submission is subject to permission from Project ASHA.


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