In commemoration of the organization’s 1 year anniversary,
Nigerians Saving Nigerians is pleased to announce an online poetry contest on the theme:
“Nigerians Saving Nigerians”
The concept behind the theme of the contest:
“Nigerians Saving Nigerians”
is one that speaks to the very heart of our Nation’s future and survival. No one will fix Nigeria for us; we will do it ourselves.
Our dreams will be built by the undaunted spirit of enterprise and entrepreneurship that is characteristic of the Nigerian people (thinking outside the box). It’s about what we as Nigerians can do to make Nigeria a better place, it’s about what we see in the future of Nigeria; the future that is NOW. It is about how we are willing to change and put aside our bias and prejudices to make Nigeria a better place.
This captures the central ideas behind what the judges will be looking out for in the submissions.
NSN is inviting you to celebrate the anniversary in your most creative and imaginatively expressed poems, so look around and within you, fire up your imagination, pick up your writing tools and get busy!
The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome.
The Competition is free; no entry fee required.
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on a website, broadcast before or have won a prize in any other competition.
All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title)
Only one poem per person should be submitted to this contest.
They must focus entirely on the theme
They must be written in English.
Special consideration will be given to poems that use language imaginatively to express ideas.
Under no circumstances can alterations be made to poems once entered.
The judges’ decision is final and neither the judges nor NSN staff will enter into any correspondence with regards to the result of the competition.
No current employee or Trustee of NSN is eligible to enter the NSN Poetry Competition.
All winners will be required to provide a biography and photograph.
The copyright of each poem remains with the author. However, authors of the winning poems, by entering the competition, grant NSN the right to publish and/or broadcast their poem for one year.
Entries should not be obscene, offensive, defamatory or libelous.
The organizers will not enter into any correspondence about the results.
All poems must have a title.
In the case that an entry is selected for publication, by submitting an entry, the entrant grants a non-exclusive worldwide license to NSN to publish the entry (and any background information supplied by the entrant) in any digital or print format and on the NSN website.
Entry of the competition implies unqualified acceptance of all the competition’s rules.
Dates for Contest:
The contest opens 29th September, 2012 and submissions end on 29th of October, 2012.
After the first round of judging a shortlist of (12) poems will be published on the NSN website
The Second round of judging, fans of NSN will be allowed to vote for their favorite poem
(one vote only and once only)
in the “Events: Poetry competition” section of the website that will be created for this poetry competition.
However, the final decision on the winners, will be decided by the NSN poetry contest committee.
The winners will be announced by December, 2012
Additionally, each of the winners will also receive an autographed copy of the
book: “Everything the Light Touches”; a poetry collection by Seun Badejo,
(One of the (3) Directors on the Board of NSN)
All material must be pasted or written in the body of the e-mail. Please, DO NOT include any attachments in your e-mail. Applications with attachments will be automatically disqualified.
To apply, send an e-mail to: email@example.com
Your e-mail subject should read: `Poetry Contest.’
Confirmation of entries will be emailed at the time of submission.
The body of the e-mail should contain the following:
1. Your name
2. Your address (optional but will be needed to receive book if you are selected as a winner)
3. Functional e-mail address
4. Phone number (optional)
Send any questions regarding the contest to: firstname.lastname@example.org