Communicators League is delighted to announce the shortlist (Poetry Category) for the maiden edition of the Creative Writing Contest 2017 which closed to submissions on 30th May, 2017. The Poetry category received 108 entries which was processed and forwarded to the judges.

The shortlisted entries with details of their authors are as follows:

  1. “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” – Olumide Olaniyan
  2. “AMERICA THE GREAT” – Othuke Isaac Umukoro
  3. “I AM NOT MY SKIN” – Anthony Okpunor
  4. “THERE ARE A LOT WRONG WITH THIS PLACE” – Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto
  5. “CHRISTOPHER’S TALE” – Blessing Augustine
  6. “IN THE SHRINE OF AN ‘AGBOMOLA’” – Alade Toheeb Oluwatoyin
  7. “SLAYER” – Olanihun Opeyemi Joe
  8. “THE SUN WILL RISE AGAIN” – Mabel Uwem Udo
  9. A WOMAN’S CROSS” – Isaac Janobest
  10. ACCUSED” – Amina Aboje


The top 3 entrants will be rewarded with:

1st Prize – N25,000 ($80)

2nd Prize – N10,000 ($32)

3rd Prize – Books worth N5,000 ($16)

Exceptional entries will be published in an electronic anthology available for free download on

The winners will be announced in August, 2017.



Janet Olabisi

Submissions Editor, CL



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto says:

    I am glad for this but i think my poem title isn’t correct. Here is the title I entered “THERE ARE A LOT WRONG WITH THIS PLACE”. Please do check and correct. Thanks


  2. Obiika says:

    we are in august already, we are still waiting for the announcement of the winners.


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