Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards

Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards is an annual children creative writing competition and awards organized by The Writers Corner in collaboration with Vuvuzela Communications Limited to help develop children’s creative thinking and writing skills while rewarding the winning entries with various prizes. The Awards Ceremony is billed for Lagos in April 2016 and open to Nigerian children aged six to seventeen years whether resident in Nigeria or abroad. Non-Nigerian Children resident in Nigeria are also eligible. The Project is sponsored by Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited.

The writing can be either a poem or a short story exploring the theme “Our Troubled Planet”. The word limit for a short story is 500 and 200 for a poem. Entries close on February 8, 2016.

Winning entries shall be published in Rising Star Creative Writing Annual (an Anthology of Children Creative Writing). We believe that publication of the winning stories and poems will make an interesting book for children and teachers of creative writing. It will also inspire and motivate all children – participants and non-participants alike to keep reading and writing. Through this publication we shall discover more talents and further develop our literature.

Categories: There shall be two categories: Junior (6 – 11 years) and Senior (12 – 17years) with a flat Participation Fee of N2, 000 only.

Grading & Marking: Entries shall be marked/graded by renowned teachers of creative writing, educators, authors and scholars specially selected for this purpose.

Awards Ceremony: Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Ceremony will hold in Lagos in April 2016. Guests shall include: Government officials; distinguished guests; key stakeholders in the education sector; School owners; proprietors of schools; representatives of schools; winners of the competition as well as their parents and friends.

Junior Category:

1st Place Award: A laptop, Cash prize of N30, 000; books; Certificate of Achievement; Special Appearance at the Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Ceremony and Chance to have the award-winning entry published in Rising Star Creative Writing Annual (an Anthology of Children Creative Writing).

2nd Place Award: A laptop, Cash prize of N20, 000; books; Certificate of Achievement; Special Appearance at the Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Ceremony and Chance to have the award-winning entry published in Rising Star Creative Writing Annual (an Anthology of Children Creative Writing).

3rd Place Award: A laptop, Cash prize of N20, 000; books; Certificate of Achievement; Special Appearance at the Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Ceremony and Chance to have the award-winning entry published in Rising Star Creative Writing Annual (an Anthology of Children Creative Writing).

 

Honorable Mentions: Certificate of Achievement; Gifts, Special Appearance at the Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Ceremony and Chance to have the award-winning entry published in Rising Star Creative Writing series (an Anthology of Children Creative Writing).

Senior Category:

1st Place Award: A laptop, Cash prize of N40, 000; books for his/her school library; Certificate of Achievement; Special Appearance at the Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Ceremony; Chance to have the award-winning entry published in Rising Star Creative Writing Annual (an Anthology of Children Creative Writing) and Complimentary copy of Rising Star Creative Writing Annual.

2nd Place Award: A laptop, Cash prize of N30, 000; books for his/her school library; Certificate of Achievement; Special Appearance at the Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Ceremony; Chance to have the award-winning entry published in Rising Star Creative Writing Annual (an Anthology of Children Creative Writing) and Complimentary copy of Rising Star Creative Writing Annual.

3rd Place Award: A laptop, Cash prize of N20, 000; books for his/her school library; Certificate of Achievement; Special Appearance at the Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Ceremony; Chance to have the award-winning entry published in Rising Star Creative Writing Annual (an Anthology of Children Creative Writing) and Complimentary copy of Rising Star Creative Writing Annual.

Honorable Mentions: Certificate of Achievement; Gifts, Special Appearance at the Rising Star Writing Competition & Awards Ceremony and Chance to have the award-winning entry published in Rising Star Creative Writing series (an Anthology of Children Creative Writing).

Project Coordinator: Mrs. Uche Ayodele Udoji:

She is Project Coordinator at The Writers Corner, is a seasoned teacher and astute creative writing educator with proven ability to inspire and enhance children’s creative writing, presentation, and communication skills. She runs both After School Creative Writing Programmes and Holiday Creative Writing Workshop in different venues in Lagos (Island mainly).

Project Director, Marketing: Ike Ezugwu

Managing Director, Vuvuzela Communications Limited; registered practitioner in advertising.