Congratulations to all the children who took part in the 2018, Young Writers Contest. The contest had 163 entries from 5 Schools. The theme of the contest was ” How I spent my last holiday”.

The judges were impressed by the entries and the potentials the children displayed. We urge parents/guardians to continue the good work of allow the children express themselves freely and independently.

We commend all the children who participated. We encourage them to keep writing and drawing as you can only get better with more practice. No matter your score, you are still a winner for trying.

Please click the link below to download the result.

 

 

2018 Young Writers Contest Result

 

Note: The winners are highlighted in purple.

 

MEET OUR JUDGES

ART CATEGORY

 

  1. Omem I. Valentine is a lecturer, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin, Benin City. He is currently on a PHD program. He is a member of SNA, CeRAN & CPAN (Art professional bodies). He is a public speaker and has served as a judge in several art and culture competitions.

 

2.  Sor Sen is an artist with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting. He is also a recent recipient of the Leonardo Da Vinci international prize in Florence, Italy.

 

POETRY CATEGORY

1.  Deji Ige is a poet and a writer who has carved a niche for himself in the turf of spoken word poetry with a unique style of crafting and delivering sublime thought provoking ideological poetry. He has delivered awe inspiring performances on several stages and for television and radio audiences.

A legend of the Abuja Spoken Word Poetry Slam Championship, a TedX speaker (TedX Calabar) and a creative speaker at the inauguration of the United Nations Population Fund’s “Put Young People First” initiative for Africa. Deji was the official poet  of “Botswana at 50” events, organized by the High Commission of Botswana in Nigeria, a guest performer at the 56th anniversary of Zambia-organized by the Zambian embassy in Nigeria and a performer at the closing ceremony of the UK-Nigeria Partnership on Creativity-organized by the British Council, Nigeria.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, a Masters degree in Media Arts and a PhD in view, Deji considers education a core tool for building intellectual magnitude.

Deji is a stickler for Nigerian cultural heritage and an advocate of African Identity.

He is a member of the Abuja Literary Society.

 

2. Bash S. Amuneni, noted as one of Nigeria’s top performance poets, is an essayist and banker with a degree in Architecture. His first spoken word poetry album ‘Freedom’ was released in 2015. Bash’s artistic work is laced in intimacy, folklore, memory and the human condition.

Bash has performed at various platforms including The Lagos International Poetry Festival 2016, the Nigerian Youth Summit 2016, Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG)Campaigns and most recently at the European Union Day for Human Rights 2017 and the commissioning of African Development Bank Building in Abuja by The Vice President.

He was listed amongst the top 100 most influential Nigerian Writers under the age of 40 years and the rated 5th most relevant poet in Nigeria in 2017.

His poems have been published in some National Dailies and International Magazines. He is a member of the Abuja Literary Society and one of the figures behind the Open Mic Movement- Freedom Hall Nigeria, which supports alternative music and poetry. His first page collection of poems is titled ‘There Is A Lunatic In Every Town’.

 

ESSAY AND LETTER CATEGORY

  1. Mrs Olufumilayo C.I Osinlu is a two time graduate from the  University of Lagos (B.A English) and the University of Abuja (LLB). She is a retired civil servant, having retired as a Director from Aviation, under the ministry of transportation. During her stay in office, she was in charge of appointment, promotion and discipline. She loves to write, sing and read.

 

2. Mrs Omojuigbe Abosede, English Lecturer at Baze University, Abuja. She is a member of the Literary Society of Nigeria (LRN). She has served as a judge in several literary competitions

 

3. Ogo Eke-Okoro is a Lead Manager for the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) Tax Policy &Advocacy Team whose mission is to serve the public interest by assisting AICPA members to be the most trusted professional providers of tax services, and by advocating sound tax policy and effective administration.

In this role, she manages the Tax Exempt Organizations and Tax Methods and Periods Technical Resource Panels (TRPs or Committees) and related task forces. In these areas, she is responsible for the development, review, and submission of comments to Congress, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service and policy recommendations.

 

Ms. Eke-Okoro obtained her Doctor of Law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and Bachelors of Science degree in Financial Information Systems (with an emphasis in Accounting) from Indiana University Northwest.  She is also Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a licensed attorney.