Press Release: Rosebella Thompson and Two Others Win Mbaasem Writing Contest for Girls

Mbaasem Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the Mbaasem Writing Contest for Girls.

The contest, which was open to girls enrolled in Senior High Schools in Ghana, ran from 3rd December 2014 to January 31st 2015. The winner, second place and third place will receive cash prizes of Ghs1,000, Ghs700 and Ghs400 respectively.

The winner is Rosebella Thompson of Aburi Girls High School for her story, “The Flute Does Matter too”.

The second-place goes to Damilola Johnson of Tema International School for her story, “Diary of a Chibok Girl”.

The third place goes to Naa Shormeh Wilson of Wesley Girls’ High School for her story “Avenging Angel”.

In addition to the cash prizes, the winners will be invited to participate in a writing bootcamp with other young writers. The bootcamp will be taught by emerging and established writers.

All of the three winning stories will be published in the The Daily Graphic Newspapers in the coming weeks.

We thank all the students who entered in the competition. Mbaasem is heartened and encouraged by the quality of the submitted stories, the creativity and the promise of our young writers.

This contest was funded by the US Embassy Ghana and The Royal Bank Ltd.

For further information,

Mbaasem Foundation
T: 0303 400 216

About Mbaasem Foundation
Mbaasem Foundation supports the development and sustainability of African women writers and their artistic output. Mbaasem does this through creating an enabling environment for women to write, tell and publish their stories. The organization also promotes literacy, reading and writing, especially among children and the youth.

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