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.