The winners of the maiden edition of the Ayodele Bamidele/ Idris Amali Environmental Poetry Prize 2016/2017 have been selected after a thorough examination and evaluation of over thirty submissions from different participants, all students in Kogi State University. It was a tedious job and we salute the various judges for their steadfastness and tenacity towards the completion of the project. Hence, we hereby present the best seven poems out of all submissions entered for the contest.
Ayodele Bamidele/Idris Amali Environmental Poetry Prize
Shortlisted poets and Poems:
Kolawole Taye “THE CALL”
Omeiza Jeremiah “WAR OF giANTS”
Abugu Kizito “ILL AT EASE”
Michael Ogboji “A MEMORABLE OCTOBER”
Emmanuel Abraham “August Rain”
Roselyn Nseobong Ekanem “STOP THE FLAMES”
Musa O. Victoria “THIS AMAZING EARTH”
As displayed in the poster above, the winner gets ten literary books/plaque/certificate while the first and second runner up will also get plaques/certificate, and eight and six literary books respectively. The amazing thing is that consolatory prizes will be awarded to the 4th to 7th places!
The date for giving out these prizes will soon be communicated. Finally, to our lucky winners and writers of the best seven poems, we say big congratulations to you all.
Keep visiting the site for updates on the poetry contest and also to know when the submission for the 2017/2018 Bamidele/Amali Environmental Poetry Prize will commence.
Announcer: Akwu Sunday Victor (Award Curator)