Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Creative Wings Announces Shortlist

Ugreen Foundation is glad to announce that after a long journey of entries collation, and a rigorous selection process by our three judges - Jayne Bauling, Onyeka Nwelue and Myne Whitman, we are happy to announce the six stories that have made it into the shortlist.

A total of 65 entries came in from South Africa, Botswana, India, Morocco and a bulk of the entries came in from Nigeria.

The six shortlisted stories are:

1. An Opportunity From Above - Ekene Noel Ezeagulu
Lagos, Nigeria

2. Small Head - Oyebanji Ayodele
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

3. The New Word - Cuba Ukoh
Jos, Nigeria

4. Watching and Hoping - Efembe Eke
Calabar, Nigeria

5. Portrait of a Mad Woman - Adeola Salan
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

6. When Grandpa Came to Stay - Remi-Roy Oyeyemi
Lagos, Nigeria

We also want to inform that all entries were read 'blind'. The name of the entrants and their countries of origin were scraped out and only the stories with title were sent to the judges. We congratulate the shortlisted writers and wish them good luck as the judges work to announce the two winners in two weeks to come.

We wish all the shortlisted authors good luck as we wait on our judges to announce the final two winners.