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POETRY CONTEST - In Commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month [Win Cash, Ebooks & more...]

Craving 4 Development is excited to partner with ThRivE Cares & Glowing Embers Network to introduce the Mental Health Poems Contest in commemoration of May, the Mental Health Awareness Month Do you have, or do you know someone with words that they badly want the world to hear?

In Maya Angelou's words, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Why don't you make it a poem and tell us!

Open to ALL African Nationals Ages 18-28


1st Prize: $100 + 3months Access to Ebooks + Mentorship by a Renowned Writer

2nd Prize: $50 + 3months Access to Ebooks & Mentorship by a Renowned Writer

3rd Prize: 3months Access to Ebooks & Mentorship by a Renowned Writer

Certificate of participation for all participants

Aspiring poets and writers around Africa are encouraged to submit their poems (in English or French).

To enter, you must send your poem no later than May 25th to contact@theignitionhour.org

Competition Guidelines

  • 15 lines (excluding the title). If your poem is longer than 15 lines, we can't include it in the competition.

  • You can use any format you like; you would like to write it.

  • Make Sure your Name, Country of Residence, Nationality, Email, Phone Number are boldly typed on the Cover.

  • Under no circumstances can alterations be made to poems once entered.

  • Entries will not be returned, so please keep a copy.

  • Poems must be the entrant’s original work. It must be entirely your own work and not have been published before. All entries will be checked for PLAGIARISM.

  • Your poem must be relevant to the competition ‘Mental Health Awareness’.

  • The competition judges will read all the entries.

  • Telephone or email confirmation of receipt is not available. Organizers are unable to confirm the content of documents submitted online, so please ensure you send the correct version.

  • The copyright of each poem remains with the author. However, authors of the winning poems, by entering the competition, grant Craving 4 Development, ThRivE Cares, and Glowing Embers Network the right in perpetuity to publish and/or broadcast their poems.

  • Prizewinners will be notified by the end of May 2020. All winners will be expected to provide a biography and photograph.

We can't wait to read your amazing poems! Good luck!

" Lighting the candle of others won’t blow yours out " - Al