Quramo Writers Prize earlier in the year made a call for children between the ages of 12 to 17 years to write about the future they want to see with the theme, ‘The world in 2030’
The head judge for the prize, an established copywriter and marketing executive, Nkolo Obolu explained the process of selecting the shortlisted entries from a long list of entries.
“We looked at their originality, choice of language, use of English and creative license. The stories that were submitted by these young minds, took us beyond the barrier of this world to creative realms that they were able to put in clear perspective,” explained Nkolo Obolu.
The shortlisted 5 were first announced and they shared excerpts of their manuscript with the audience.