The AZE Young Poets Contest is an annual contest held across Nigeria, in honor of the Late Austin “Zero” Eke (d. 19/11/2011).
This contest encourages the literary Arts and bestows rewards on young poets in senior secondary school (SS. 1 – SS. 3).
The best Poetry submissions will win cash prizes, international recognition and more.
Prizes Doubled for 2022 !
1st Prize: N100,000
2nd Prize: N60,000
3rd Prize: N40,000
Submissions will be accepted from November 19, 2021 to January 19, 2022
YPC 2021 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
- Compose an original One-page poem titled “WHO I WANT TO BE”.
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit here
- Email Subject should be YOUR NAME and the POEM TITLE
In Body of email and your document, include
- Your Name
- Phone number you can be reached on
- School name
- City or Village
- Academic Class
- Principal’s name
Length of submission
- Each individual entry has a ONE-page limit.
- The number of words is not fixed, but each work cannot exceed one typed page. All entries should be double-spaced.
- Preferred fonts: Courier New and Times New Roman.
- NO PLAGIARISM.
- We do not accept entries that have been previously published. Please submit something new.
- Simultaneous submissions are allowed for our contest, but you must notify us immediately if the piece is accepted elsewhere.
- We do not accept pieces that have received national publication or won other contests, so if the piece is accepted elsewhere, we will withdraw it from our contest.
Thank you and Good luck to our young Poets!