‘Poetry prize for promoting excellence’
Poetry promoters, Words Rhymes & Rhythm Publishers (WRR Ltd) and Something for EverybodyVentures(SFEV)have announced the call for entries to the 2016 edition of the annual Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize (EOPP).
The prize which is in its 5th edition and opened to Nigerians demands entries with sub-themes including unity, truth, justice, and change.
One of the organisers at the briefing, Iruesiri Samson said, “The prize is dedicated to promoting literary excellence in Nigeria.
Iruesiri added that N80,000 cash will be awarded to the winners – N50,000 for the Winner, N20,000 for the First Runner-up and N10,000 for the Second Runnerup. Giving reasons for the prize, he said it is to engage Nigerian young poets creatively, thereby empowering them to develop their creativity towards literary excellence.
The Judging Panel for the EOPP 2016 is chaired by the Chief Operating Officer of WRR, Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom, with French poet and promoter of African Poetry, Brigitte Poirson, and Nigerian poet and Sickle Cell awareness campaigner, Awodiya Funke as members.
The Prize Patron, Eriata Oribhabor said, “One of the best ways to keep the creative and educative tempo among the youths is by initiating literary activities. This has been the driving force for my passion for promotion of literature.”