Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is delighted to announce the prize winners for the maiden edition of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize which was declared open to submissions on 15 January, 2016 at the University of Ibadan. Closing to submissions on 15 March, entries numbering 400 were received from students drawn from 64 tertiary institutions within and outside the country.

Having announced the longlist and the shortlist within the month of June 2016, the top 3 entrants who also double as prize winners are as follows:

  • The Sun Will Rise AgainNOAH OLADELE, a 300L student of the department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University.
  • Beautiful Father, Loving HusbandCHINELO NWANGWU, a 500L student of the department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Ibadan.
  • Sundown in Port HarcourtOKAFOR KINGSLEY CHISOM, a 400L student of the department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The top 3 entrants will receive their cash prizes of ₦100,000, ₦50,000 and ₦30,000 respectively today 30 June, 2016 via their respective bank accounts. They will however be formally awarded at a Grand PIN Awards Ceremony scheduled for the later part of the year.

Source: Poets In Nigeria (PIN)