Press Release: Result of Rising Star Writing Competition and Awards Season 5

Press Release: Result of Rising Star Writing Competition and Awards Season 5

We are happy to announce the result of the 5th Edition of The Rising Star Writing Competition themed ‘FREEDOM’. It has been concluded with ten (10) winners emerging in the two categories. The results have also been widely published on our website,, conventional and social media organs.

It is the intention of the organizers that the Winning Entries are compiled and published by The Writers Corner, in the Writers Corner Blog and an anthology publications of Poems and Short Stories with credits given to the writers. The organizers will have the unrestricted rights to publish competition entries in any format at any time and/or be used as relevant promotional material.
We appreciate everyone and every school that participated at this period of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Award Presentation Ceremony will hold on different dates and in the individual schools of the students with the winning entries. This is to abide by the social distancing measures and crowd control. Details on how schools can participate in the award event will be shared soon. We had outstanding entries especially in the Primary School Categories but the entries for this year did not produce the standard of short stories to win a RSWC Award in the 1st and 2nd positions in the Secondary School Category. We would like to use this opportunity to encourage teachers to put in more effort in teaching children how to develop short stories.

We remain most grateful to all our sponsors, especially Greenlife Pharmaceutical LTD, for sharing this vision with us over the years and working with us to hunt for these young writers and inspire them to become great writers.

Details of the results show that :



Short Story
1st Position Short Story – Onyeke-Atobore, Zoe
10 Years Old
Year 5
St.Saviours School,Ikoyi, Lagos –

2nd Position Short Story – Chikamara Okpala
9 Years Old
Year 4
Divine Offspring International School, Lagos

3rd Position Short Story – Olaere Demilade
Year 6
The Livingsprings Schools,Awoyaya Lagos

Short Story

1st Position – Nil

2nd Position – Nil

3rd Position – Ugo-Ogoke, Chukwukanyima
Marywood Girls College, Ebute Metta Lagos


1st Position Poetry – Morenikejimi Reni Anjorin
10 Years Old
Year 5
St. Saviour’s School Ikoyi Lagos

2nd Position – Kenechukwu Anthony Azuike
10 Years Old
Year 6
Sunnyfields Primary School,Ikeja

3rd Position – Arifeoluwa Benson
11 Years Old
Year 6
St. Saviour’s School, Ikoyi


1st Position – Modebelu Ikeoluwa
Year 9
Holy Child Girls College, Lagos

2nd Position – Ifeanyi-Obi, Angel
Year 11
Bloombreed Schools, Port Harcourt

3rd Position – Idara, Enang
Redeemer’s International Secondary School, Lagos

We congratulate these children and every other child that participated in this Creative Writing Competition in the face of school closures due to the global pandemic. Well done children for participating you are all winners.
We will continue to work with Class Teachers and Literacy Teachers to discover and hone the writing skills of our children. Please reach out to us on or for your Creative Writing In-person and Virtual Training.


Uche Udoji
RSWCA Project Coordinator

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