Christian literature has for many years
served as an instrument for spiritual nuturing, the propagation of the
gospel and the expression of our person in Christ. In a bid to mark
this year’s Easter in a beautiful way, we have released our maiden
anthology of poems and stories under the theme: Woods, Rocks and the
Throne. This comes after a call for submission which lasted a month and
closed on 15th April, 2019.
We had up to 100 entries from different countries of the world. These different voices resonate a common faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ which in everyway confers our identity as believers.
We, however, could not publish all submissions and resorted to three independent judges who judged blindly (names of entrant was not attached) based on grammar, scriptural compliance, creativity and content. The judging panel was made up of Tobi Daniels (Magnifico), Ayomide Akande and Titus Adeolu Adekunle.
The top 30 entries are contained in this anthology exposing 26 poets and story writers and their expressions on the theme.
Kristian M. Marion, a Christian poet from South Africa clinched the first position with his simple, albeit beautiful entry followed by Oluwaseunayofunmi Owonifaari in the 2nd position and Anjolaoluwa Ladipo as the second runner up. The trio shall share a cash prize of 10,000 naira and be promoted on our social media pages.
We appreciate everyone who heeded our call for submission. Published or not, you all represent the hub of Christian literature. We are pleased!
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