Announcing “Next Gen” As Theme for Splendors of Dawn Poetry and Short Story Competition


The Splendors of Dawn Poetry and Short Story Competition proudly ushers in a new era of inspiration and creativity with the announcement of its latest theme for the November 2023-January 2024 edition: “Next Gen.”


The competition’s theme invites poems about creative concepts or youth-led community projects that advance anti-corruption ethics, values, and awareness.

In the continuous pursuit of literary brilliance and the celebration of artistic ingenuity, this theme opens the floodgates to a realm of imagination, inviting writers, poets, and storytellers from all corners to explore the essence of the “Next Gen.”

Exploring the Uncharted Horizons of “Next Gen”

“Next Gen” is a theme designed to embrace the future, unraveling the untold narratives of tomorrow’s visionaries, pioneers, and game-changers. It’s an exploration of the uncharted territories, where innovation meets tradition, where dreams intertwine with reality, and where the seeds of change are sown.

What Does “Next Gen” Represent?

This topic focuses on engaging young Nigerians in the fight against corruption. The theme calls for poems about innovative ideas, or community initiatives led by youth that promote anti-corruption values, ethics, and awareness. It encourages ideas that empower young people to become agents of change in promoting accountability and transparency within their communities.

“Next Gen” might unravel tales of resilience, ambition, and the audacity to redefine norms. It could resonate with stories of empowerment, inclusivity, and the unwavering spirit of those paving the way for a brighter tomorrow.

Unleashing the Creative Potential

The “Next Gen” theme invites participants to unleash their creative prowess. Whether through poetic verses that echo the heartbeat of the future or through captivating short stories that transport readers to realms unknown, this theme encourages the articulation of ideas, dreams, and aspirations yet to be realized.

How to Participate

Are you ready to embark on this exhilarating literary journey? The guidelines for submissions remain unchanged:

Poetry: Craft your verses, exploring the theme “Next Gen” in a maximum of 10 lines.

Short Story: Weave your narrative within 100 words, capturing the essence of “Next Gen.”

Submission Details

Prepare your entries with care and passion. The first stage of submissions is open from November 21st to December 17th, 2023.

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