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Are you ready to step out of obscurity into Limelight?


Are you ready to step out of obscurity into Limelight?

Registration closes soon.

Up for grabs are:

  • N250,000 (i.e. US$600) for the winner, N150,000 (i.e. US$400) for the 1st runner up and N100,000 (i.e. US$250) for the 2nd runner up.
  • There will be prizes for the top three poets at each of the 4 quarterfinals, i.e. 1st, 2nd and 3rd gets N50,000, N30,000 and N20,000 respectively.
  • There will be consolation prizes for other contestants/ poets.
  • The best poem/ poetry performance of the entire competition gets N50,000.

The competition is open to all Poets (within and outside Nigeria) whether or not they have performed at any War Of Words or WORD UP event.

The schedule of the competition is as follows:

  • Submission of videos by poets/ contestants based on a pre-determined theme, and this will be from 12 am on Sunday August 18, 2019 till Midnight of Wednesday September 18, 2019.
  • Selection and announcement of the 60 finalists that will battle it out in the main event of the competition. The 60 poets will be announced on or before Wednesday September 25, 2019
  • The main event (on stage performance of the finalists) is scheduled to hold over 6 weeks and will feature the 60 finalists in 4 quarterfinals, one semifinal and a Grand Final.
  • The Quarter finals will hold on Sundays of October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019.
  • The Semifinal holds on Sunday of November 10, 2019.
  • The Grandfinal holds on Sunday of November 24, 2019.

Go to this link to register



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