We wish to announce to the general public that, following a grueling scrutiny by our esteemed judges, of the respective Art entries sent by over 500 artists across Africa, resonating with the theme of Goge Africa 20TH Anniversary – Our Culture, Our Heritage; the top five entries have finally emerged. The following entries made our top five:
- OVERALL WINNER: Padonu Israel (Our Culture, Our Heritage)
- 1ST RUNNER-UP: Onyibor Collins Uchenna (Contentment 1)
- 2ND RUNNER-UP: Oligbinde Samuel Rotimi (Traditional Drummers in Yorubaland)
- 3RD RUNNER-UP: Nzennaya Barry Ikechukwu (My Culture, My Heritage)
- 4TH RUNNER-UP: Odinakachi Okoroafor (Nwa Ada Igbo IV)
We are also aware of the anticipation of entrants in other categories for the release/ announcement of the contest winners. While this delay is unintentional, it is necessary to note that the delay in the release of the winners were because:
- The anniversary is a year-long celebration which was kickstarted last year, 2019, it was necessary that the winners be announced on the year of the grand finale, 2020.
- It is also vital that all entrants be given a level-playing field devoid of sentiments in the judging process.
We are assuring all entrants for other contests (Writing, Photography, Fashion, Video) to expect the announcement of the next phase of the contest from the first quarter of this year.
In line with our commitment at the inception of the contest, it is imperative to reiterate the pre-contest prizes for the top five entries in Art Category which are as follows:
- $1,000 prize money (for the overall winner)
- A contract with Goge Africa (For the top three winners)
- Sponsored travel opportunity with Goge Africa (For the top three winners)
- Exhibition opportunity (For the top five winners)
- Publication opportunity on the Goge Africa Coffee Table Photobook (For the winner and 1st Runner-up).
- Feature on the Goge Africa T.V. show (for the top three winners)
- VIP tickets to the Goge Africa Anniversary Dinner & Award Night (for the top 3 winners)
- Certificate of participation + other consolation prizes.
The grand prizes would be presented to the winners at the Gala and Award night, culminating our 20 Years Anniversary.
The winners shall be invited for a formal presentation of their artworks at Goge Africa Office.
Please contact – 08186002001 or 08186002003 for details.