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02 May 2012
POETRY COMPETITION TO HELP BATTLE POVERTY IN UGANDA AND KENYA
Eastern Light EPM International, organisers of the Excel for Charity Writing Competitions Series that raises money for the world’s charities announces today a new 2012 competition in aid of Build Africa.
Build Africa is a UK charity working in rural areas of Uganda and Kenya to help young people escape poverty through education and income generation.
The 2012 competition is the second organised for Build Africa by Excel for Charity. The first competition judged by Frost Hollow author, Mandy Pannett was run in 2010 and raised £131.70 for the charity. That year, Gabriel Griffin-Hall won the first prize of £150. The second prize of £75.00 was won by Jeni Williams while the third prize of £35.00 was won by Margaret Eddershaw. In a wonderful twist of events, all three prize winners opted to donate their winnings to Build Africa bringing the total amount raised for the charity that year to £391.70.
In a letter of appreciation to Excel for Charity dated 25 November 2010, Build Africa’s Education and Community Fundraiser, Helen Sharpe said, “The prize winners gifts will be used to help build and equip schools in Kenya and Uganda, helping disadvantaged children and young people go to school, to learn, and to make better lives for them and their families.”
The 2012 competition is judged by Afam Akeh, one of the strongest poetic voices from Africa, author of Stolen Moments and Founding Editor of African Writing magazine. The total prize pot this year for the winning authors is £285.00 and Excel for Charity hopes to donate more to the charity this year than was done in 2010.
This competition is open to both professional and amateur writers from every part of the world. Interested poets may enter online or by post up to midnight on the 15th of July 2012 when the competition closes.
For further information, to enter online or to print off an Entry form, the web address to visit is http://www.easternlightepm.com/excelforcharity/buildafrica-poetry-competition-2012/
The Excel for Charity writing competitions series was created for Eastern Light EPM International and administered by writer and publisher, Nnorom Azuonye, the founder and administrator of Sentinel Poetry Movement, premier community of writers and artists since 2002.