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 (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 involves 3 phases as follows:
- Submission of videos by poets/ contestants based on a pre-determined theme, and this will be from 12am on Sunday June 1, 2018 till Midnight of Friday August 10, 2018.
- 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 Monday August 13, 2018
- 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 main event starts from Sunday September 9, 2018 and holds weekly thereafter.
UPDATE TO THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AS AT JULY 25, 2018
It seems people are having issues registering for War Of Words Season 7 (slam poetry competition) especially the form to be filled.
We apologise for the issues, so let’s simplify it a little.
Record your video on the theme “if Nigeria was a book.”
Upload the video on your YouTube channel.
Pay the registration fees i.e. 2k into the designated account. The account number is on the registration form.
Send the video link and the evidence of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope this helps.
To get the account details, download the registration form HERE.