Keep up to date with the latest news

Poetry and short story competition.

Competition guidelines

There is no entry fee but please follow these contest guidelines to avoid having your entry penalised

1. This contest is restricted to poems and short stories written in the English language and themed around patriotism, peace-building, forgiveness and peaceful coexistence targeting youths.

2. Participation is not limited to any age group or profession.

3. Submissions must be original, and previously unpublished anywhere.

4. Only one short story entry of not more than 3,000 words is allowed per contestant.

5. Only one to three poems per contestant is allowed. An entry with more than three poems will be automatically disqualified.

6. One person can put in entries in both categories but must be mindful of the rules guiding each genre.

7. All entries MUST have the author’s names, address, phone number(s), brief biography, category, title of poem/short story and poem/short story.

8. All entries MUST be sent to

9. Submissions for the 2019 competition must be between August 23, 2019 and midnight of November 30, 2019.

For more information please write to or follow on twitter @IpcrNigeria

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
  • Sign Up
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.
%d bloggers like this: