Apply for Poets in Nigeria (PIN) Punchy Poetry Contest 2021 (Cash Prizes N50,000)

CALL FOR ENTRIES: PIN PUNCHY POETRY (A 60-second spoken word contest on Instagram) – Poets in Nigeria (PIN) Initiative is pleased to announce the commencement of the fourth edition of PIN Punchy Poetry.

PIN Punchy Poetry, an initiative of Poets In Nigeria, is a 50 – 60 second spoken word contest on Instagram. Entries will be entertained between 7th May to 7th June.

To enable discussion on unfamiliar themes, this year’s edition is themed “STATE OF THE NATION”.


June 7, 2021.


  • The contest is open to all irrespective of location and age;
  • Upload a video of yourself reciting a poem on your Instagram page.
  • Follow and tag @nigerianpoets
  • Use the hashtag #pinpunchypoetry
  • Duration: 50 – 60seconds


  • Endeavor to adhere to the specified theme.
  • Check for sound and video quality before uploading for the contest
  • Ensure you follow and tag @nigerianpoets on Instagram.
  • Remember to use the hashtag for easy identification.
  • Share:


  • Ist prize winner: ₦25,000
  • 2nd prize winner: ₦15,000
  • 3rd prize winner: ₦10,000
  • Certificates will be awarded to other selected participants.


View official Website Here for Application and further information.

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