We are pleased to announce the shortlisted poets for the inaugural Cradle Poetry Contest for secondary school students. We apologize for the delay in the release of this announcement. We received an overwhelming number of entries, and the quality of the poems were astonishing. We acknowledge the effort of every child who has participated in this year’s contest, and we intend to publish all long-listed poems in an anthology which will be released later this year.

We urge shortlisted students to direct family and friends to their featured Video on our YouTube channel for views, as number of views will affect the final decision on winners of the prize.

Here is the shortlist for Cradle Poetry Contest, 2020, in no particular order:

DIETARY LAW- SAFINAT IBRAHIM JEWEL MODEL SCHOOL, ABUJA

SILENCE- FAVOUR ADEOYE BRAINFIELD SCHOOLS

MY UNKNOWN PLIGHT-GOODNESS OJIMA EBENEHI NIGERIAN NAVY SECONDARY SCHOOL, KOGI STATE

THE NAIVE WAY I SEEK FREEDOM FROM MY FATHER-GLORIA OTTI JEWEL MODEL SCHOOL, ABUJA

NATURE’S EYE-AMAECHI PEACE CHIDERA KING ADO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, LAGOS STATE

ANATOMY OF PAIN FROM A BOY’S BODY- PACELLA CHUKWUMA-EKE JEWEL MODEL SCHOOL, ABUJA

Congratulations to all shortlisted students.

Comments (16)

  1. Eke Michael Chukwuma

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    Well done Pacella for this amazing rendition of your poem “Anatomy of pain… “

  2. Nwosu Nkiruka Juliet

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    I support chioma chukwuma Eke, she deserve to win. She is too smart, intelligent and well mannered.
    I also use dis medium to thank the sponsors for giving this smart kids an opportunity to express themselves and to thrive more in their chosen carriers.

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    This are the kind of programmes we the youths of today are clamouring for,congratulations to all shortlisted candidates and goodluck to you all…

  4. Jean Nwankwo

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    Oh wow, the contestants did a wonderful work But the Anatomy of pain from a boys body is actually a wow factor. She wrote from the heart. A very beautiful piece .. she deserves the award💯

  5. Carine Gaëlle Nzogoum

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    Anatomy of pain from a boy’s body is a very nice poem. I really like the piece. She deserves to win.

  6. Juliet Omusi

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    Awesome,Pacella Chukwuma-Eke from Jewel Model School Abuja well done. Your well composed poem has literary explained pain .Anatomy of pain from a boy’s body is well crafted and very educative, thanks so much for your outstanding poem

  7. Fidel Ejidike

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    Congratulations to Pacella Chukwuma Eke for making us proud. More power to your elbow.

  8. Tyna Az

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    Well done Pacella! Impressive! The sky is your starting point. You are truly gifted and talented 👏👏👏

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