CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

The maiden edition of the Sir Eriata Oribabor Poetry Prize is here and the Words Rhymes and Rhythm platform has been selected to host it.

In line with this, submissions are solicited from poets all over the world.

First Prize:    N15,000    ($95)
Second Prize:     N10,000    ($ 63)
Third Prize:     N 5,000     ($ 32)

*Entrants must be members of the WRRPoetry family [have LIKED the page]

*Entries must be original intellectual property of the entrants and cannot be altered or changed after submission.

*Entries should be made to as a message to the WRRPoetry page INBOX with the heading ‘Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012’.

* Poems can be on any theme but preference would be given to poems that address social issues.

*Only 1 [ONE] entry per entrant is allowed and multiple submissions via different profiles would be penalized.

*Poems previously published may also be accepted.

*The judges’ decision is final.
Entries will be received from Monday November 26, 2012 to Saturday December 8, 2012.

Judges will be looking out for originality, delivery, expression and above all, the poet’s ability to strictly observe the rules of poetry and employ literary devices.



Mr Oribhabor holds a B.Sc. (Pol. Sci) degree, an Essayist, Poet, Chairman, Association of Nigerian Authors, Abuja, and member of the Naija Langwej Akedemi put together by the Institute of French Research in Africa (IFRA-NG).

He is a promoter of Naija langwej (Nigerian Pidgin) and writes the column Naija Langwej A-Z in Leadership Newspaper, Abuja Nigeria.

His first published book, Abuja Na Kpangba an oda puem-dem(IFRA-Oribhabor, 2010) is a collection of poems in Naija.

He is the Editor of If Yu Hie Se A De Prizin, an anthology of poems in Naija. His forth-coming work, ‘‘The Good Old Naija’’ is a collection of essays published in his column, ‘‘Naija Langwej A-Z’’ in Leadership and defunct The Market magazine.

Oribhabor manages a publishing outfit called Something for Everybody Ventures.

His personal websites are and while he blogs at

He enjoys discussions on topical issues, traveling, tours and adventures.

Mr Oribhabor is passionate about positive change for his country Nigeria and encourages young writers to develop their potentials towards achieving their dreams.

20 thoughts on “CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012” by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (@xikay)

  1. This is ok. maybe I should write the poem in pidgin though the groundnut change prize doesn’t move; just doing what I enjoy doing.

    1. Nigerians will never be satisfied…Oga @adams, somehow has tried to put down some little money and you call it groundnut change!

      may God forgive you.

      1. is it not groundnut change? that can’t buy my shirt bro.

    2. I’m terribly disappointed in this comment. @coshincozor

      1. Haba! Though this is late, @xikay, @coshincozor was just catching his high mana! Haba! :)
        Xikay, the way you put the thing ma is not any better – ‘Somehow [sic] has tried to put down some little money…’ Note the ‘tried’ and ‘some little money’… Haba mana! You used near similar words with Oga Adams there. Abi?

        1. Na the residue of the guy grammar dey worry joor.

      2. laughs! as if i care who is disappointed and who is not. if you are disappointed just increase the pay man. my body need money.

  2. Nice one.

    But I am curious as to what “…the poet’s ability to strictly observe the rules of poetry…”, means.

  3. @Xikay, like how many lines, number of words or pages??

    1. in other words, dem no go tell us nah?

    2. there is no limit as to word count or poem lenght

      1. Wow! As i can spit as many saliva of word chords I ………Yippi!!!!!

        1. Hee hee hee! @whizpoet: Very funny! :)

          1. Though Ive submitted…but..

  4. Well done @Xikay for all the efforts. This really is good.
    Well done!

    1. @sueddie, did u submit yours too?

      1. @whizpoet: No. Didn’t. Had more honourable work to do in the race.
        Best of luck in the race man!

        1. A very much honorable one

  5. The shortlist is out…

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