We are pleased to state that, the response to our call for submission of poems made on 16th February, 2017 is unprecedented as highlighted below:
Entries so far: 307
Tertiary institutions (Nigeria): 65
Tertiary institutions (Overseas): 3
Other notable developments are as follows:
- PIN has secured the approval of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu Campus for NSPP Awards Ceremony slated for June, 2017. This event will honour two sets of prize winners for 2016 & 2017 editions of NSPP.
- AuntyTalatu Reads, a literacy-promoting outfit sponsors the prize.
- Media Partner – Pulse NG.
- On 15th May, 2017, the longlist of NSPP 2017 will be published on http://www.poetsinnigeria.org.ng while the prize winners will be announced at the NSPP Awards in Enugu in June.
- The anthology of top 100 poems for NSPP 2016 entitled ‘The Sun Will Rise Again’ was recently released on OkadaBooks and Amazon to critical acclaim.
Note: Submission deadline remains 15th April, 2017. Details about application for the prize are available here: http://nspp2017.tk .
Accept our esteemed regards.
Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom
Moderator, NSPP 2017