The All Poets Network in partnership with Gatmeals Limited is pleased to announce the maiden 2021 Engausa Poetry Prize

The APNET/Gatmeals Engausa Poetry Prize is calling for ENGAUSA POEMS ON THE THEME OF CORRUPTION

Cash prize award in addition to other priceless gifts of books would be presented to the Gold Prize winning entry, while Silver Prize and Bronze Prize winning entries would only attract book prizes, no cash.

In addition, all brilliant entries received would be published in a forthcoming anthology which APNET
in collaboration with CITAD would be presenting to the public in December 2021 to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day.

In view of this, entries are invited from all interested poets not necessarily those who participated in the 1st and 2nd Engausa Poetry Writing Workshop organized by All Poets Network in collaboration with CITAD and AKWEYA RADIO in June and July respectively.

NOTE: Engausa poetry is an emerging poetry genre which combines English and Hausa words in its expressions. It borrows from the vocabulary and cultural expressions of both languages to create imagery and tonality that colour and beautifies poetry in fresh modes.


Submissions should be not more than a maximum number of 50 lines.

All entries must meet the standard of an Engausa poetic genre.


Submissions should be sent to this email:

Authors are to provide these information: name, number, email, short biodata and high resolution picture.

Works should be pasted in the body of the mail, not sent as attachment.

The subject of the email should read: SUBMISSION FOR ENGAUSA POETRY PRIZE 2021.

Only previously unpublished works are accepted.


No age limit.

Submission is open to all from Monday, 19th July, 2021.

A poet can submit one poem only.

Submission Deadline is: Monday, 9th August, 2021.

Submission sent after deadline wouldn’t be considered.

Khalid Imam
All Poets Network