Wednesday, May 19, 2010

2010 Poetry Award


In 2010, I took a new approach. I decided to thematise the poetry award. Because of several attempts to teach financial literacy, I used the theme of Money and Culture to promote the Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award. The advert appeared as below.

Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award is here again this time linking poetry to financial literacy and so we invite you to push your pens to the pinnacle. The theme for the 2010 Beverley Nambozo Poetry Award is Money and Culture.

Criteria:
 Ugandan women residing in Uganda
 Unpublished poems between 15 to 30 lines
 Poems must be in English following the theme, Money and Culture. Translations from local languages are acceptable.
 Submit your poems by email to ugpoetryaward@aol.com or by post to P O Box 8470 Kampala, Uganda
 Typed poems must be in Times new Roman size 12 single spaced. Handwritten poems must be in blue or black ink.
 Submissions will be accepted from November 15th 2009 to March 31st 2010
 We accept up to 3 submissions.
 Include the title of poem, your name, phone contact and email address separate from each actual submission.

PRIZES:
The first three winners will receive 250 USD, 150 USD and 100 USD respectively. In addition, all first six winners will receive autographed copies of The African Saga poetry collection by Dr. Susan Kiguli and How to Save Money for Investment by celebrated Kenyan author and motivational speaker Ken Monyoncho. All shortlisted winners will receive writing journals.

JUDGES:
1. Dr. Susan Kiguli; celebrated poet and author of The African Saga
2. Iga Zinunula; returnee judge, entrepreneur and poet
3. Joseph Mugasa; President of Literature Association of Uganda and published poet.

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