The 2017 winners of the Rising Star writing contest have been announced.
Mrs Uche Udorji, CEO of the Writers Corner and Coordination made it clear that the second edition of the competition was strictly contested by pupils and students from different Primary and Secondary schools Pan Nigerian.
She said “Just like in the first edition, the second was keenly contested as there were many wonderful and incisive entries from children in different schools across the country. However, just a few entries can be openly rewarded with prizes. Some of the key criteria used included the writers ability to humanize nature, the extent to which the work relates and affects the human person, the beauty, flow and rhythm of language; poetic license and tone for poetry entrants, structure and organization of work, format and style, spelling and appropriate use of punctuation marks. It is important to note that in Rising Star writing competition, every participant is a winner”
The sponsors of this edition were Green Life Pharmaceuticals, The Bank of Industry and Tripplesea Group.
The winners who emerged in the junior category were;
- 1st Position-Master Peter Adobamen- Corona School Ikoyi- 9yr. Old
- 2nd Position-Miss Valerie Akpobome- St. Saviours School Ikoyi- 9yr. Old
- 3rd Position- Miss Ogunsipe Oluwadamilola Emmanuella- Livingsprings Schools Awoyaya Lagos- 8yr.old
- 1st Position- Master Kolom Oden- Ikpi of Yaba College of Technology Secondary School Lagos
- 2nd Position- Miss Nkpolara Adrina- Louisville College, Ijebu-itele, Ogun state.
- 3rd Position- Master Pelemo Nyajo- Starville School, Abuja