PIN Naija Poetry Contest Is Open For Submission! (#50,000 Prize)

The PIN Naija poetry contest is now open for submission!

In line with Poets in Nigeria (PIN’s) quest to stimulate interests in poetry performances, alongside promoting Naija (PIDGIN) as a bridge language, they’re delighted to announce the maiden edition of Naija Poetry Performance – a spoken word poetry contest in pidgin language.

Submission Guidelines

  • Upload a video of you reciting/performing a poem in Pidgin on your Instagram Page.
  • Follow and tag: @pinnaijapoetry
  • Use the hashtag – #pinnaijapoetry
  • The video shouldn’t exceed 60seconds.


The PIN Naija Poetry Contest is open to everybody. Irrespective of your geographical location, or what-a-view.


All of the entries will be reviewed by our judges (not yet announced), with three winners eventually emerging, and awarded thus:

1st Prize – N25,000
2nd Prize – N15,000
3rd Prize – N10,000

Deadline for PIN Naija Poetry Contest

Submission closes on the 30th of June, 2019.

Good luck!

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