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Judge’s Note on Youth Shades August 2017 Poetry Contest 

It was a keenly contested adventure, and interestingly, everyone did their lot, but sometimes the after the best is served, it seems yet not enough for all, but for some or at least one, the best is best. That was the case this time, on nature, the world battled with great poetic pieces from the continents of the world, most of whom are males – does it mean the men are more poetic?

The contest must come to a close, and so it did, if you are not among the three, you might have to check your improve on your Metrical Patterning and Rhyme as well as Creative Drive of your poetic expressions. In the meantime, let’s celebrate these poets:

1st – TOUCH OF NATURE by Oyekunle Ifeoluwa Peter with 87%

2nd – WEED by Author Renee’ Brown with 78%

3rd – SPLENDIFEROUS NATURE by Lovell Kapaipai with 77%

The works were all judged based on:

Thematic Content [rated over 25]

Expression/Language [rated over 25]

Metrical Pattern [rated over 20]

Rhyme [rated over 10]

Creative Drive [rated over 10]

Line Rule [rated over 10]


All correspondence, comments and reservations should be forwarded to the Judge at

Thank you


Akinsimoye S. O. Godson


Our Judge, Akinsimoye Samuel O. Godson is a seasoned lover of art expressions, an exquisite writer, editor and teacher of Creative Writing, Drama, Literature and the English Language. He has judged and co-judged a number of literary contests. 


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