MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY HOSTS KEN SARO-WIWA POETRY COMPETITION 2020
Ken Saro-Wiwa was a social and environmental activist from the Niger Delta. To mark the 25th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his eight colleagues (the Ogoni 9) Maynooth University Library is running a poetry competition.
Poems can be on any of the themes embodied by Ken Saro-Wiwa and the issues he and his colleagues campaigned for. These include: environmental destruction, social justice, land rights, power and control.
The competition has two categories:
Adult: Over 18 years of age
Schools: Transition year and above
Prizes are National Book Tokens worth €100 (first prize) and €50 (second prize) in each category.
Winners and shortlisted poems will be published in a winner’s anthology to be launched in Maynooth University Library on 12th November 2020.
Closing date for entries is 29th May 2020
For information on the background to the award and for competition guidelines, please click here: Ken Saro Wiwa Poetry Competition Information