Nigerian poet? Send your entry for the Climate Change Poetry Prize 2022 (₦500,000)

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Nigerian poet? Send your entry for the Climate Change Poetry Prize 2022 (₦500,000)

Are you a Nigerian poet and you want to use your talent to address environmental issues? This is for you.


Entries are hereby open for the 2022 Climate Change Poetry Prize.




The new Climate Change Poetry Prize is open to Nigerian poets between 18-35 years who reside in Nigeria.


 Entry instructions:


  • – The poetry theme is: This is where it hurts…


  • – Entries must not exceed twenty-four (24) lines.


  • – Submissions are to be in MS Word, Calibri, Font Size 12.




  • Up to ₦500,000 up for grabs


Three (3) shortlisted poets will be invited to Lagos on Wednesday, 2 November 2022 for the Climate Change Poetry Prize award ceremony.


Submissions close at midnight on 15 October 2022.


Interested in the Climate Change Poetry Prize? Fill out the form and submit your entry here


About The Book Buzz Foundation


The Book Buzz Foundation is an NGO that was founded by Lola Shoneyin (an award-winning writer and cultural activist) in 2012.


The foundation has three main aims:


Promoting literacy


The Buzz Foundation does this through the development of reading programs for children.


One such program is The Right to Write project which primarily provides educational and media training opportunities, and is designed to achieve deep penetration into communities through the written word and a variety of multi-media and communications platforms.


Creating reading spaces


The Book Buzz Foundation aims to support schools in the creation of reading spaces, seeing as many state schools cannot afford to build, develop or maintain libraries which, though essential, are expensive.


By creating mobile libraries (that can be wheeled from class to class during ‘Literacy Time’), the foundation gives school children the opportunity to turn the pages of a book at school during the school week.


Organizing cultural festivals 


In five years, The Book Buzz Foundation has established Ake Arts & Book Festival as one of the most important cultural events on the African cultural calendar. The festival takes place in different parts of Nigeria.

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