THE BABISHAI 2016 BABISHAIKU AND POETRY AWARDS

 

THE TWO BABISHAI 2016 POETRY AWARDS

CATEGORY 1-THE BABISHAIKU 2016 POETRY AWARD

Guidelines for submissions:

  • The foundation is are looking forward to Africa themed haiku i.e. haiku about African sights and sounds. Haiku must contain clear images, settings and juxtaposition. Haiku must be concise and as brief as possible (though 17 syllable haiku are welcome).
  • In short, they encourage experimental haiku and but submissions should  be three- line haiku structure or form. Please note one single haiku cannot contain all the highlighted features above, and hence are to be used as mere guidelines.”
  • It is open to ALL African poets (LIVING IN AFRICA), who will not have published a full-length collection of poetry by May 2016
  • Submissions should be original, in English. Submit using Times New Roman, single-spaced and size 12.
  • Send the three Haikus to bnpa2016@babishainiwe.com as a word attachment. Include the poem’s title on the poem but DO NOT include your name or contact details on the haiku  itself
  • If you submit in this category, you are not eligible to submit for the second category of the Babishai Poetry Award
  • The subject line should read, BABISHAIKU 2016
  • Include your name, email address, country or birth and country of permanent residence, telephone number and the titles of your poems in the body of the email
  • The submissions will be accepted from February 29th 2016 to May 22nd 2016
  • There is no theme, be as creative as possible
  • The long-list will be announced by July 2016
  • More details on the face book page, Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, on Twitter @BNPoetryAward and the website, www.babishainiwe.com
  • The top three winners will receive 150 USD each and participate in the 2016 Babishaiku mentorship programme

THE  JUDGES

The chief judge of the #Babishaiku 2016 is Adjei Agyei-Baah, co-founder of Africa Haiku Network and Poetry Foundation Ghana

 

CATEGORY 2

BABISHAI 2016 POETRY AWARD SECOND CATEGORY

Guidelines for submissions:-

  • It is open to ALL African poets (living anywhere in the world), who will not have published a full-length collection of poetry by May 2016
  • Submissions should be original, in English and not more than 40 lines each. Submit using Times New Roman, single-spaced and size 12. Local languages are accepted only if English translations are sent alongside them
  • Send three poems to bnpa2016@babishainiwe.com as a word attachment. Include the poem’s title on the poem but DO NOT include your name or contact details on the poem itself
  • The subject line should read, BNPA 2016
  • Include your name, email address, country or birth and country of permanent residence, telephone number and the titles of your poems in the body of the email
  • The submissions will be accepted from February 29th 2016 to May 22nd 2016
  • There is no theme, be as creative as possible
  • If you submit in this category, you are not eligible for the Babishaiku Award
  • The long-list will be announced by July 2016
  • More details on the face book page, Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, on Twitter @BNPoetryAward and the website, babishainiwe.com
  • The top two winners will receive 700 USD and 300 USD respectively
  • The top ten will be part of the 2016 Babishai mentorship programme and participate in various festivals across the world

 

For any inquiry, email babishainiwe@babishainiwe.com

There will be an entire panel of judges for this category led by Stephen Partington and Isaac Tibasiima. In a few days, we’ll have a Q and A with the entire panel, their expectations and so on.

 

 

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