ETA (June 12th 2020): post-season radio appearances by winner 7 to 12 and tied main prize winner Cheyanne Darroux and winner 13 to 17 D’Chaiya Emmanuel. Someone has down voted one of their videos within a couple of days of it being posted so be sure to show them both some love with your likes.
This is the video announcement from my facebook live of the 2020 Wadadli Pen Challenge awards. I didn’t plan to post it because, as you can see, the video quality isn’t great and my plan to bring people in to the live didn’t work out (so it’s just me reading out the results), despite practice and prep; I wasn’t feeling great about it. The awards post-season has been another factor. Usually, the awards is the party and I can pack up and go home…for the most part. This year, there was (and still is) a lot to be done in the post-season to make sure everyone has their prizes etc. The emotional bounce hasn’t been there. But lack of emotional bounce is a small inconvenience considering what the world is dealing with and the fact that we had to do the awards virtually due to COVID-19. So, I decided to get over myself. Because Wadadli Pen is not about me – it’s an opportunity to nurture and showcase the literary arts in Antigua and Barbuda. So I take this opportunity to share with you our results – you can read the prize break down (and information about our patrons) and winning stories here
https://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2020/05/12/wadadli-pen-challenge-who-won-what-in-2020 We have a post-awards photo gallery here https://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/wadadli-pen-2020-post-awards-a-virtual-gallery
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