Enter to win in The Dawn Project Creative Competition 

The Dawn Project Poetry Competition is a call to all the creative writers out there, cuts across both young adults and teenagers, it’s a chance to showcase your writing skills, your attention to details and displaying how far and wide your imagination travels.



Adult: N200k, N100k, N50k plus five Consolation Prizes of N20k

Students: Ages 15-18: N100K, N50K, N20K plus ten Consolation Prizes

Students: Ages 7-14: N50K, N20K, N10K and plus Consolation Prizes

Creative Design*: 100k for the grand prize

Writing Guidelines:

In a 75-300 word creative essay, write your interpretation of the poem, 'A Plea' by Pamela Ajayi. What ideas/feelings does it evoke? What are the solutions/suggestions to address the issues identified? Think about the threat of climate change in your lifetime/your community/your country.  Include your own ideas, suggestions or experience(s). 

Files should be uploaded in a jpeg format


Design Guideline:

Create a compelling piece of design showing the depth of your understanding of the poem. The design could be in either photography, illustration, graphic design, motion graphics, craft or cinematography



Please be sure to clearly label your work, with your personal details: name, age, and occupation/school (include district if applicable), work and contact details (telephone nos. and email). You must also complete the online registration form.

Who is Eligible?   


What is different about The Dawn Project Poetry Competition? 

All the entries from the competition will be expertly reviewed by authors, writing teachers and education professionals and the winning piece submitted for publication in a major newspaper.


Also, this opportunity is not limited to writers only, we are urging talents from all over to showcase their top creative interpretations around the poem,  ‘A Plea’ by Pamela Ajayi.

a plea

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