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  • Chukwuemeka Chiwuzie, the award winner. Master Chiwuzie poses with his proud mum, Mrs. Oby Chiwuzie.
  • Master Chiwuzie with Mr. Ezugwu and his Head Teacher, Mr. Philips Abiodun.

The Organizers of Rising Star Writing Competition, The Writers Corner, Lagos have presented Chukwuemeka, Godswill Chiwuzie with his Certificate of Award and prize as Honourable Mention winner on June 1, 2016 at the premises of Universal Messiah Schools, Ago-Okota, Lagos.  The presentation was done by the Project Director of Rising Star Writing Competition and Chief Executive officer of Vuvuzela Communications Limited, Mr. Ike Ezugwu. Master Chiwuzie received his Certificate of Award, a Bluegate UPS, a novel and library books for his school.

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  • Master Chiwuzie with his twin sister, Mesooma. Then, with Mesoma and other siblings.

Present to celebrate with him were: The Head Teacher, Mr. Philips Abiodun, his twin sister and his siblings; teachers and pupils of Universal Messiah Schools. During the presentation ceremony, Mr. Ezugwu congratulated Master Chiwuzie and urged him to do better in the future. He also used the opportunity to encourage other students and pupils of the school to do better in the next edition of the competition. The Head Teacher thanked the organizers of the competition for the initiative. He remarked that it is a laudable project that will contribute to the growth of literacy among Nigerian students and pupils.

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  • Mr. Ezugwu presenting books to the management of the school.
  • A cross section of the pupils as they watch Master Chukwuemeka Chiwuzie step out.

The maiden edition of The Rising Star Writing Competition was flagged off on December 3, 2015 in Lagos. The award is an annual event 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 entries, which were in two categories (Primary and Secondary) were either a poem or a short story exploring the theme “Our Troubled Planet” with 200 and 500 word -limit for a poem and short story respectively. The competition was sponsored by Greenlife Pharmaceuticals with support from Tripplesea Group, the owners/marketers of Bluegate Electronics in Nigeria. The books were donated by Chelis Bookazine.