Daily Trust (Abuja)

13 January 2013

Nigeria: 100 TPC Organises Poetry Competition for FCT Residents

The Abuja chapter of 100thousand Poets for Change (100TPC) has announced a poetry competition, tagged ABUJA ANNUAL POETRY SPLASH for literature enthusiasts resident in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The competition, organised in collaboration with Words Rhymes & Rhythm (WRRPoetry), an international movement of poets, is one of the series of programmes planned as prelude to the 100TPC grand event coming up on the 29th September, 2013 in Abuja and more than 200 cities across the world.

Coordinator of the 100TPC Abuja Chapter Mr. Edwin Eriarta Oribhabor encouraged all poets, lovers of literature and arts resident in the FCT to send well-worded poems that speak truth, justice and change for peace and sustainability of the nation's centre of unity, Abuja.

Oribhabor said, "You don't need to be addressed as a poet to send an entry. You even don't need to write in standard poetic format to participate. Just let your lines pour out your feelings even in prose-poetic style.

"We want people to freely speak their minds. What is important is the message. We are looking for sound minds that say it as it is, how it should have been, how it should be in poetic vibes."

Entries are to be sent to

Apart from cash awards which will be given to the winners in February, participants will have the opportunity of performing at the 100TPC event slated for 29th September, 2013.

Submission closes 31st January, 2012.

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