2021 Itohan Hephzibah Deborah Igbe Poetry Contest

The 2021 Itohan Hephzibah Deborah Igbe Poetry Contest is organised to recognise and celebrate the life of Ms. Itohan Hephzibah Deborah Igbe on her birthday (31st of January, 2021).

The online poetry event with the theme “How food fit bring dignity and hope!” is aimed at promoting the nature, role and value of food in achieving dignity and hope for humanity.

2021 Itohan Hephzibah Deborah Igbe Poetry Contest

Eligibility and expectation(s):

  1. Open to everyone
  2. One (1) post submission per person/participant
  3. Participation is free – at no cost to the participants
  4. The language acceptable for the entire poem submission is Pidgin.
  5. Timelines (GMT +1; Nigerian time)
  6. PositiveNaija Team (excluding Volunteers) and members of the Igbe family are not eligible.
  7. Must be original, no plagiarism and not previously published.
  8. Truth, logical consistency, narrative structure/organisation, creativity/initiative.
  9. Once a poem is submitted, it is considered a final submission and may not be modified, edited, or replaced.

Poetry format:

  • Maximum of 250 words.
  • At the beginning or end of the essay, state only your full names, nationality, email and telephone number(s).
  • Must be submitted in both MS Word & Portable Document format (PDF).

Reward [cash prizes]: Top three (3): 7,000 each

Reward [certificates]: Top three (3)

Reward [publishing]: Top three (3) will be published on PositiveNaija


  • Submission dates by participants: January 1 – 28, 2021.
  • PositiveNaija reviews and selects the top three (3) best entries: 31st January 2021
  • Payments made and certificates issued to winners on 31st January 2021.

Entries received: Eight (8)



Email: positivenaija@yahoo.com

Deadline: 28 January 2021 | 11:59 PM (GMT +1)

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