CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012

Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize

www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize

The maiden edition of the Sir Eriata Oribabor Poetry Prize is here and the Words Rhymes and Rhythm platform has been selected to host it.

In line with this, submissions are solicited from poets all over the world.

First Prize:    N15,000    ($95)
Second Prize:     N10,000    ($ 63)
Third Prize:     N 5,000     ($ 32)

*Entrants must be members of the WRRPoetry family [have LIKED the page www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry]

*Entries must be original intellectual property of the entrants and cannot be altered or changed after submission.

*Entries should be made to as a message to the WRRPoetry page INBOX with the heading ‘Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize 2012’.

* Poems can be on any theme but preference would be given to poems that address social issues.

*Only 1 [ONE] entry per entrant is allowed and multiple submissions via different profiles would be penalized.

*Poems previously published may also be accepted.

*The judges’ decision is final.
Entries will be received from Monday November 26, 2012 to Saturday December 8, 2012.

Judges will be looking out for originality, delivery, expression and above all, the poet’s ability to strictly observe the rules of poetry and employ literary devices.



Edwin Eriata Oribhabor

Edwin Eriata Oribhabor

Mr Oribhabor holds a B.Sc. (Pol. Sci) degree, an Essayist, Poet, Chairman, Association of Nigerian Authors, Abuja, and member of the Naija Langwej Akedemi put together by the Institute of French Research in Africa (IFRA-NG).

He is a promoter of Naija langwej (Nigerian Pidgin) and writes the column Naija Langwej A-Z in Leadership Newspaper, Abuja Nigeria.

His first published book, Abuja Na Kpangba an oda puem-dem (IFRA-Oribhabor, 2010) is a collection of poems in Naija.

He is the Editor of If Yu Hie Se A De Prizin, an anthology of poems in Naija. His forth-coming work, ‘‘The Good Old Naija’’ is a collection of essays published in his column, ‘‘Naija Langwej A-Z’’ in Leadership and defunct The Market magazine.

Oribhabor manages a publishing outfit called Something for Everybody Ventures.

His personal websites are www.naijalangwej.com and www.somtinfoevribodi.com while he blogs at oribhabor.wordpress.com.

He enjoys discussions on topical issues, traveling, tours and adventures.

Mr Oribhabor is passionate about positive change for his country Nigeria and encourages young writers to develop their potentials towards achieving their dreams.

Author: admin

I am a member of the WRR editorial team.


  1. Reply
    Oribhabor says

    Great step!!!

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      Yes indeed, others should emulate.

  2. Reply
    shakespeareanwalter says

    Reblogged this on MY MIND SNAPS and commented:
    Poetry Competition

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      Thanks brother

      • Reply
        shakespeareanwalter says

        No probs. I have submitted mine, you know…

        • Reply
          Kukogho Samson says

          Yes, I know.

  3. Reply
    Elijah says

    A welcome development. I want to submit one of my poems. Is there any length specification?

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      Nothing of such Sir…just apply with a poem of any length…

  4. Reply
    author says

    Great development. I will support the initiative with one of my poems. To the sponsor and WRR, congrats!

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      Thank you very much.

  5. Reply
    author says

    Pls when is the closing date?

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      12 midnight on Saturday (tomorrow)

  6. Reply
    Mallums Jessy says

    This is a welcome development. Keep the fire burning.

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      Thank you very much

  7. Reply
    Oghenero Ezaza says

    I commend Mr Orhibabor for this

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      Thank you.

  8. Reply
    Lateef Afeez says

    Smiling To the Bank

    A gracious day
    Think it’s a Thursday

    I went to the bank to make some withdrawal
    And Right behind the counter I saw her

    She’s the prettiest lady I’ve ever seen
    Her beauty is like that of an Ocean

    That inhabit the most amazing and colorful creature
    Or like that of a rainbow that illustrate in colorful spectrum the beauty of Nature

    And just as Nature radiate
    beauty, wisdom and intelligence
    so did she glow with brains, grace, and elegance.

    And as I stood there gazing at her in awe
    I got lost in my own fantasy cos

    I couldn’t tell if I was staring at an Angel
    As she seems to illuminate halo.

    Her beautiful smile helped me regain my composure
    And I felt thousands of butterflies Fly through my tummy

    Looking back Now and that gracious day will forever remain evergreen in my memory

    As a smile forms on my face when I walk past that bank,
    She has gotten me literally smiling to the bank

    • Reply
      Kukogho Samson says

      Nice poem Sir Lateef

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