Communicators League is delighted to announce the prize winners of the maiden edition of its creative writing contest 2017. The contest which was opened to creative writers from all parts of the world received 158 submissions. The flash fiction category received 50 entries while the poetry category received 108 entries.
The prize winners for the Flash fiction category are as follows:
1st: Precious Chineye Okechukwu, a lover of books, music and good food, emerged the first prize winner with her story “Makoko”.
2nd: Adesoji Daniel Adebayo who grew up reading Jeffery Deaver won the second prize with his story “Number Four”.
3rd: Olakitan Aladesuyi Toyin, a passionate, solution oriented and concerned Nigerian, won the third prize with her story, “Inside the head of an ex-lover”.
The prize winners for the Poetry category are:
1st: Olumide Olaniyan author of Lucidity of Absurdity, a collection of poems published in 2017 clinched the first prize with his poem titled “Behind closed doors”.
2nd: Alade Toheeb Oluwatoyin, a 400-level law student of Ahamdu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria who loves reading and writing widely, won the second prize with his poem “In the shrine of an ‘Agbomola'”.
3rd: Amina Aboje, a prose and poetry writer and winner of the Mandela Day Poetry Prize 2016, won the third prize with poem titled “Accused”.
Communicators League extends a warm thank you to all our judges – Prof. Hulya N Yilmaz, Dr. Yinka O. Egbokhare, Dr. Soji Cole and Winifred Binogun. Without their creative expertise and time the contest would not have succeeded.
The winners will be awarded their prizes in September 2017.
Exceptional entries will be published in an electronic anthology that will be available for free download on communicatorsleague.com on a date to be communicated soon.