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Meet Our Winners

We would like to appreciate everyone who contributed to the success of the Art, Poetry and Short Story Competition themed Hope.

After receiving pool of applications, we had our first screening and shortlisted the finalists. We had 3 finalists in the Art Category, 16 finalists in the Poetry Category and 7 finalists in the Short Story Category.

The entries were updated on the site and our social media platforms where they were voted for and also reviewed by the Judges.

Meet our winners:

Art Category

Adeteye Adeyemi Temitayo

First Prize Winner, Art Category

Adeteye Adeyemi Temitayo is a realistic pencil artist and a portrait maker. He is an undergraduate at Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti in the department of Industrial Chemistry. Temitayo is an indigenous of Ikale in Ondo state.

In his words,

The experience is such of a thrilling one. How I could put in for the contest. Later I got a mail that I made it to the finals. And now I came first in the art catergory. The excitement. I'd love to get recommended for a future contest too.

Amusan Christiana Ifedayo

Second Prize Winner, Art Category

Amusan Christiana Ifedayo is a student of Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State.

She is currently studying in the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Nursing Sciences.

Ifedayo was awarded the best graduating student of her set 2018/2019. She also came first and second in debate competition in her secondary school. Ifedayo had highest likes in the story writing of DaisyGirl Foundation and came second in the Art Category. She has obtained a certificate from Google on Fundamental Digital Marketing Skills and Google Digital Marketing Skills.

In her words,

Participating in this competition has taught me perseverance, hard work, never to give up regardless of any trial. I recommend that teenagers from age 13-19 should be included in this kind of competition in the nearest future.

Ikeashi Gloria Chibuzor

Highest Likes, Art Category

Chibuzor is a passionate young mind.

In her words,

This program taught me Hard work, Hope and so many other things.

Poetry Category

Somoye Peculiar Olabisi

First Prize Winner, Poetry Category

Somoye Peculiar Olabisi is currently an 100 level student of the University of Lagos. She is studying pharmacy. Olabisi has a passion for writing poems and stories.

In her words,

My experience was a very wonderful one and it taught me to always believe in myself and also to keep trying no matter how everything around me might seem. What I would like to tell my fellow poets, writers, artists and each and everyone with our unique God given talents, is that never stop trying, never give up , never belittle yourself, hold your head high when people try to bring you down. You are wonderfully and fearfully made , don't let anybody tell you otherwise. You are unique💫✨

Ayomide Adebayo

Second Prize Winner,

Poetry & Short Story Category

Ayomide Adebayo is an indigene of Kogi state. She attends Lead British International School in Gwarinpa, Abuja and currently in Year 12/ SS3. Ayomide looks foward to studying Architecture/ Interior design in university. She also loves to write and would love to make a career from it.

In her words,

This competition has been a wonderful experience. I found out about it through one of my tutors and decided to give it a try. The theme “Hope” was a broad topic, so I was able to be creative with it and really explore my options. I was incredibly happy when I was selected for the finals and I’m even more overjoyed that I came second. I would love to enter more competitions like this, and I would definitely tell people about DaisyGirl Foundation and their work. Thank you!

Komolafe Omotayo Jedidiah

Highest Likes, Poetry Category

Komolafe Omotayo Jedidiah is a 100level Law student from Achievers University, Owo. She is a writer and have series of poem to her name. She is also a lover of God. Jedidiah is frolicsome in nature and resides in Akure, Ondo state. Jedidiah loves writing, singing and exploring new things. She hopes to be a renowned Legal practitioner and a writer in the future.

In her words,

My experience during the DaisyGirl competition was awesome. I have learnt never to relent in whatsoever I do. I also learnt that being creative is beyond being intelligent, but being able to relay your feelings with the right choice of words.

Short Story Category

Ayanga Oluwanifemi Esther

First Prize Winner, Short Story Category

Ayanga Oluwanifemi Esther loves writing, singing and dancing. Her favourite colours are Black and Grey. She loves to say the quote, "Some infinities are just bigger than other infinities".

In her words,

DaisyGirl foundation helped me bring my writing skills into limelight through this healthy competition. My experience has encouraged me to develop my writing skills. I would implore people to take part in competitions like this, as it was fair and transparent.

Amusan Christiana Ifedayo

Highest Likes, Short Story Category.

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