Finally! Wadadli Pen Challenge Launches

What’s new and different about the Wadadli Pen 2021 Challenge?

No age limit
Sub-theme focused on ‘2020’
Art+Text submissions welcomed

What’s not new
Open to residents of Antigua and Barbuda (only)
1000 upper word limit
Any genre
Make it Caribbean
An opportunity to share your story (and win prizes)
A reminder that prizes are just an incentive, not the purpose
Submit with entry form (see Wadadli Pen 2021)

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THE WADADLI PEN 2021 CHALLNGE INVITES REFLECTION ON ‘2020’

February 26th 2021

The Wadadli Youth Pen Prize returns with its latest challenge to writers and artists in Antigua and Barbuda. As in the past, the 1000 word (maximum) entries – of any literary genre or sub-genre – should be Caribbean in spirit. Entrants can write about anything but there is, also, an optional themed challenge.

The arts often flourish in difficult times as a way of channeling and expressing, also escaping, the turmoil and complexities of that time. For that reason, and the cathartic relief it can offer, Wadadli Pen looks back to ‘2020’, a year which has become a euphemism for struggle and uncertainty, as an optional sub-theme of the 2021 Wadadli Pen Challenge, with a reminder to reflect, imagine, and make it Caribbean. Both written and art-text combos (i.e. storytelling using both written and visual art)…

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