The Dawn Project Poetry and Pictures: A View From the Heart and Eyes

The Dawn Project is dedicated to addressing the consequences of climate change through artistic expression, in order to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment which will ultimately be beneficial to the well-being of all citizens, and by extension, the world at large.

Established in 2020 by a collaboration of people and generous support from sponsors, we are pleased to announce “The Dawn Project Poetry & Pictures: A view from the Heart and Eyes”.


Adult: N200,000, N100,000, N50,000 plus consolation prizes.

Students Ages 15-18: N100, 000, N50,000, N20,000 plus consolation prizes.

Students Ages 7-14: N50,000 , N30,000, N20,000 plus consolation prizes.

The Grand Prize for the Creative Design: N200,000, N100,000, N50,000 plus consolation prizes.

Writing Guidelines:

In a 75-150 words, write a creative poem to illustrate issues surrounding climate change, environmental crisis and ecological topics. Think about the threat of climate change in your lifetime/your community/your country.  Include your own ideas, suggestions or experience(s). 

Design Guidelines:

Contestants are invited to create a piece around the theme. The entry could be in either poetry, photography, illustration, graphic design, motion graphics, craft or cinematography

The Picture should reflect climate change or the prevention of it.

Submission Guidelines:


To qualify:

  1. Follow @Dawnprojectnetwork on Instagram or Twitter.

  2. Click the link in our bio to register, accept the terms & conditions and upload your entry

  3. Post your entry using the hashtag #DawnProjectPoetry&Pictures on Instagram or Twitter.

  4. Entries should have participant’s name and category in their captions. Categories Include: Age 7-14, Age 15-18, Adult Category and Pictures (Creative Design)

  5. Entries would be reposted on our platforms.

  6. For entries that have been reposted on @dawnprojectnetwork, tell your friends and followers to like, post and share.

  7. The Top 50 Poems and Pictures for each category with the most likes would be considered by the judges for the next stage of the competition.


  • All the entries that make it to the final stage of the competition will be expertly reviewed and may require interview.

  • Entries may be posted on our social media platforms

  • We reserve the right to evaluate all submissions both poetry and pictures in relation to number of likes.

  • All entries should be summited JPEG or PDF format.

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

  • All entries must be the original work of the contestant submitting and previously unpublished.

Who is Eligible?   


What is different about The Dawn Project Poetry Competition? 

​All the entries that made it to the final stage of the competition will be expertly reviewed 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 artistic quality and creativity

Launch Date: 21st of March, 2021

Deadline: 30th of April, 2021

Webinar and Prize Giving Day: 26th of September, 2021

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