The Writers Corner Boss expresses satisfaction over the level participation in Rising Star Writing Competition, as entries for 2017 edition close.

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Ike Ezugwu
The Managing Director of The Writers Corner, Lagos, Uche Udoji (Mrs.) has expressed satisfaction with the level of participation of students across Nigeria in the second edition of Rising Star Writing Competition – for which entries closed on Friday, June 23, 2017.
While formally declaring the entries for the competition closed, Mrs. Udoji said she was particularly impressed with the level of acceptance of the competition across Nigeria as well as the quality of schools whose children are participating. However, Mrs. Udoji observed that participation from public schools across the country is not good enough, a situation she blamed it on low level of awareness in the national media outlets due to paucity of funds available to the organizers. She promised to introduce strategies that will engineer and boost participation of students in public schools in the coming editions of the competition. The The Writers Corner boss also thanked the sponsors of the competition – Greenlife Pharmaceuticals, bank of Industry and Tripplesea Group – and extolled their corporate social responsibility commitment.
Rising Star Writing Competition is an annual creative writing competition for children. The maiden edition of the competition took place in 2016 and was hugely successful, 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 2017 competition was flagged off on March 1, 2017 and entries closed on June 23, 2017. The theme of the competition was “The Beauty of Nature”. The entries were to be either a poem or short story with 250 word limit for poems and 600 for short stories. Winners are to go home with the following prizes:
 First Place Winners A laptop, 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.
Honourable Mention Winners shall go home with a 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 too.
****Winners shall be announced later in the year.
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The Writers Corner Boss expresses satisfaction over the level participation in Rising Star Writing Competition, as entries for 2017 edition close. Ike Ezugwu The Managing Director of The Writers Corner, Lagos, Uche Udoji (Mrs.) has expressed satisfaction with the level of participation of students across Nigeria in the second edition of...