The foremost Slam Poetry Competition in Nigeria, War Of Words, is back with Season 7.
The competition will feature 60 finalists in 4 quarterfinals, one semifinal and a Grand Final.
Up for grabs are:
- N250,000 for the winner, N150,000 for the 1st runner up and N100,000 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 involves 3 phases as follows:
- Submission of videos online by poets/ contestants based on a pre-determined theme. The video submission will be via Youtube for over 4 weeks and starts from 12am on Sunday June 17, 2018 and ends Midnight of Tuesday July 31, 2018.
- Selection and announcement of the 60 finalists that will battle it out in the main event of the competition.
- 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 60 poets will be announced on or before Sunday August 12, 2018 and the main event starts from Sunday August 26, 2018 and holds weekly thereafter.
To register for the competition, download the registration form HERE.