The Organizers of the END SARS National Poetry Competition have announced the shortlist of top and outstanding entries for the just concluded national poetry competition aimed at combating and campaigning against Police Brutality, Assault and Battery.
The shortlist was selected from the 20 longlisted entries.
The winner of the END SARS National Poetry Competition will be announced on the 29th of November, 2020. He will get the prize of $100, second prize amounts $75, and third $50.
The final judging/selection of winners will be done by Tom Block, the founding producer of the International Human Rights Art Festival.
Tom is a playwright, author of five books and 20+ year visual artist. His plays have been developed and produced at such venues as the Ensemble Studio Theater, HERE, Dixon Place, Theater for the New City, IRT Theater, Theater at the 14th Street Y, Theater Row, A.R.T.-NYand many others. He was the founding producer of the International Human Rights Art Festival (2017), the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival (2010) and a Research Fellow at DePaul University (2010). He has exhibited his artwork and spoken about his ideas throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Turkey and the Middle East. www.tomblock.com
Find below the complete shortlist:
Nwokeabia, Ifeanyi John – HOW OUR LIGHTS WERE PUT OFF
Olude Peter Sunday – ENDSARS, LAW MAKERS OR LAW BREAKERS
Etumnu Ugochukwu Bright – OUR MOTHERLAND WEPT!
Chukwu Sunday Abel – SPLIT GREEN FLAG
Godstime Nwaeze – BERMUDA TRIANGLE
Frank Kaliati – STATE ARMED ROBBERS SQUAD (SARS)
Sunday Afolayan – PLAGUED BY THE ANGER OF HUNGER
Mark Dave – CHEEPING EAGLE
Agada Patience Anthony – JOURNEY TO HOPE
Obiwuru Chidera Rex – THE TOLL GATE OF DEATH
END SARS National Poetry Competition is a joint effort between the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) and the International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF), USA aimed at combating and campaigning against Police Brutality, Assault and Battery.