Winners: 2012 Creative Wings Short Story Prize

1stplace:   Watching and Hopingby Efembe Eke – Calabar, Nigeria.
2ndplace: The New Word by Cuba Ukoh – Jos, Nigeria.
Judges’ Comments:
Watching and Hoping – Efembe Eke

An impressively powerful glimpse into the persistence of hope in the face of ineffectuality, as the narrator yearns for the woman she fails to divert from her chosen course.  The depth of her emotion and her heedlessness are skilfully realised.  This is writing exemplifying respect for the reader.
The New WordCuba Ukoh

Written with admirable simplicity, this story has great charm, despite its theme of disillusionment and eventual cynicism and opportunism, as a small boy adjusts to his changed circumstances following the divorce of his parents.  It engages the reader from start to finish.
Jayne Bauling
for and on behalf of the Judges
First Prize winner will receive a total of
fifteen (15) books and the second Prize winner, will receive five (5)
books. The books will be couriered to the winners anywhere they are in
the world.
If the winner(s) resides in Nigeria, he/she gets an opportunity to
attend in March, 2013, as special guest, the ‘Sen. Chris. Nwankwo Youth
Creativity Class
Ugreen Foundation will cover transportation costs (round trip),
accommodation for five nights and meals, including N30, 000 honorarium,
(including tours round the state and evenings of cocktails).

Congratulations to the winners.

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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