THE RAINBOW SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2019 – WINNERS SENIOR CATEGORY (AGE 13-16)

We are pleased to announce  the results of  our maiden short story competition for our ‘Rainbow Writers’ Award. This exercise seeks to discover, nurture and promote emerging young writers, in Africa. We received 173 entries from 29 private and public schools in Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos. We narrowed down to a long list of 101 and then a short list of 47. Judges for this competition, which was sponsored by Shell Petroleum Development Corporation, were Polly Alakija, Sage Hassan and Titi Horsfall. The Competition was in three categories;Senior (13-16 year olds), Junior (10-12 year olds) and the Sub-Junior (7- 9 year olds). Ten winners have emerged in the first, second and third positions. Look out for our anthology of the best 12 stories from the teenagers (i.e. Senior category) and the best 12 stories from the children (i.e. Junior and Sub-Junior categories).

 

S/N POSITION STUDENT SCHOOL *SCORE CITY
1 1ST AMAL PANTAMI STELLA MARIS COLLEGE 24 ABUJA
2 2ND JESUDUNTAN MERCY IPINMOYE CORONA SECONDARY SCHOOL 23 LAGOS
3 3RD OFOJETU QUEENSLY QUEENS COLLEGE 22.5 LAGOS

JUNIOR CATEGORY (AGE 10-12)

S/N POSITION STUDENT SCHOOL *SCORE CITY
1 1ST OPARA ESTHER LOYOLA JESUIT COLLEGE 25 ABUJA
2 2ND AOKO MOTUNRAYO LAGOON SECONDARY SCHOOL 23.5 LAGOS
3 3RD EMMANUEL MADUAKO GREENOAK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 22.5 PORT HARCOURT

SUB JUNIOR CATEGORY (AGE 8-10)

S/N POSITION STUDENT SCHOOL *SCORE REMARKS
1 1ST MICHEAL  TAMUNNOTEKENA BOMA BRIGGS SPRINGFIELD NURSERY & PRIMARY SCHOOL 22 PORT HARCOURT
2 2ND OSHIORIAMHE MICHELLE ST SAVIOUR SCHOOL 21 LAGOS
3 2ND OLUFELA OGUNNEKAN CORONA IKOYI 21 LAGOS
4 3RD VANESSA UMEYI CORONA IKOYI 20.5 LAGOS
*Scores are over 30