IMG-20160211-WA0041-1The Chief Executive Officer of The Writers Corner, Lagos, Mrs. Uche Udoji, has called on parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards take part in the on-going Rising Star Writing Competition. Mrs. Udoji made this call during an interview with our editorial team in Lagos. Highlighting the importance of participation in the exercise, Mrs. Udoji said the competition will help children develop their writing skills, build confidence to creatively express themselves under a competitive platform. She also said participating students and pupils stand a chance to win great prizes like laptops, television sets, tablet computers, among many others.

Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards, an annual children creative writing competition, have announced the take-off of the second edition of the competition. Entries opened on March 1, 2017 and end on June 23, 2017.  The organizers of the competition recently extended the close of entry for the competition from May 20, 2017 to June 23, 2017, to allow for more entries and afford more children the opportunity to enter for the competition.

The maiden edition of the competition and awards was a huge success with children from schools across the country winning various prizes – Television sets, laptop computers, UPS, books among others. The competition which is organized by The Writers Corner in collaboration with Vuvuzela Communications Limited is to help develop children’s creative thinking and writing skills. The competition is open to Nigerian children aged six – eleven (Primary) to twelve – seventeen (Secondary) whether resident in Nigeria or abroad. Non-Nigerian Children resident in Nigeria are also eligible.

The writing can be either a poem or a short story exploring the theme “The Beauty of Nature”. The word limit for a short story is 600 and 250 for a poem. Winning entries shall be published in Rising Star Creative Writing Annual (an Anthology of Children Creative Writing).

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Winners in each category shall receive the following prizes:

First Place Winners A TV set, Certificate of Award, books, special appearance at the Rising Star Writing Awards Ceremony and a chance to have the award-winning entry published in Rising Star Creative Writing Annual. Second Place Winners shall get Tablet Computers, Certificate of Award, books, special appearance at the Rising Star Writing Awards Ceremony and a chance to have the award-winning entry published. Third Place Winners shall receive Android phones, Certificate of Award, books, special appearance at the Rising Star Writing Awards Ceremony and chance to have the award-winning entries published while each of the Honourable Mention Winners shall go home with a UPS, Certificate of Award, books, special appearance at the Rising Star Writing Awards Ceremony and a chance to have the award-winning entry published too.

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According to Uche Udoji (Mrs.) the second edition of the competition, has been made possible by Greenlife Pharmaceuticals, Blue Gate (Tripplesea Group) and Bank of Industry.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO ENTER FOR THE COMPETITION:

Download the form, fill it out and return the scanned completed form (with details of payment of Entry Fee – N2,000)  to risingstarwritingawards@gmail.com. You can also type out the required information (as requested in the form) and mail to us. The child’s entry should also be mailed to us via the same email address before the closing date, June 23, 2017.

By Ike Ezugwu

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The Chief Executive Officer of The Writers Corner, Lagos, Mrs. Uche Udoji, has called on parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards take part in the on-going Rising Star Writing Competition. Mrs. Udoji made this call during an interview with our editorial team in Lagos. Highlighting...