World Poetry Day | 7th Korea-Nigeria Poetry competition & Fiesta [Call for Entry]

Thursday, 9 February 2017


I have some exciting news for all you budding writers out there. In commemoration of World Poetry day, Arojah Concepts and the Korean Cultural Centre, Nigeria (KCCN) are calling for entry submissions for their annual Korea-Nigeria Poetry competition which is  open to everyone. 

This year’s edition, which is the 7th in the series, will focus on the STATE OF THE NATION.
Interested POETS are invited to submit their entries in accordance with the following guidelines:

  •        That your submission will be a poetic expression and, or appraisal of the mood/state of the nations of the world, leaders and leadership styles, governance and misrule, politics and politicking, poverty, nepotism, killings, corruption, e.t.c.)
  •         Each poet can enter a maximum of 3 poems as a single entry
  •         All entries must conform with the above focus/theme
  •         All entries must be the original work of the poet and not previously published
  •         All entries should be in a single file of a word document, sent either as an attachment or in the body of the mail. No PDF file would be accepted.
  •        All entries should be sent to with the subject box marked KNPF 2017 SUBMISSION
  •         All entries must be received on or before Tuesday 28th February, 2017
  •       A shortlist of 10 poems/poets selected by a three-man panel will be announced on MARCH 10, 2017.
  •       All selected poems/poets will receive certificate of merit/participation during the 7th Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast in Abuja on TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2017 while the selected poems will be performed by Arojah Royal Theatre as part of activities marking the World Poetry Day. This will include the presentation of the second edition of the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Anthology.


Om’Oba Jerry Adesewo
For Arojah Concepts/KCCN

Well that's it folks, I wish you all the best and look forward to reading the winning entries!!

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