International Day of the Girl Child 2021

The AGV Poetry and Storytelling day competition is an open space for adolescent creative writers aged (10-19 yrs) majoring in poetry and storytelling to join an adolescent-girl focused Generation Equality call to action movement that addresses all socio-economic forms of inequalities among Ugandan adolescent girls.

By submitting a winning Poem or story to the AGVPS Competition Jury set up by Public Health Ambassadors Uganda (PHAU) and its partners. In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child 2021, the theme of the event is “My Voice amplified, our equal future secured”

All participants will be required to submit their creative pieces and the Competition Jury will sit and assess every piece to select the top 10 finalists, who will be announced a few days before the grand finale event via PHAU and its partners’ websites and all related social media platforms.

The selected top 10 finalists will then battle it out for the top four cash prizes by performing their creative pieces live at the virtual grand finale event. Out of the top 10 finalists, the Jury will select (against criteria) the top 3 winning performances and the viewers will vote through a poll, its best performance which will be named as the “Viewer’s choice”. The Jury’s top 3 winning performances as well as the Viewer’s choice will be announced and crowned with gifts and cash prizes at the grand finale event.

The Competition Call

To kick-start, the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, this call for submission of creative poetry and storytelling pieces shall be made public on the 11thof October on all the PHAU and UNFPA Uganda online Platforms.

Creative Piece Requirements

All Participants are required to submit a maximum of one creative piece (poem/story) in TWO forms namely;

Text: Not more than 3 pages.
Audio: Not more than 3 ½ minutes.

All Participants are required to submit their creative pieces by sending BOTH text and audio to PHAU email address before the 17th of October 2021. The text should strictly be in PDF format and the audio can be recorded using a simple Phone (but with voice clarity)


The top 10 finalists will battle it out at the grand finale virtual event through performances of their pieces. The Jury will have the responsibility to assess and select the Top 3 performances. Through a poll, the viewers will also vote for their best performances, and the performance with the highest number of votes (after the Jury’s top 3 performances) will be named the “Viewer’s Choice” and will take the 4th spot. The Top 4 winners will then be announced at the end of the event and will be awarded gifts and cash prizes accordingly


The Grand Prize is UgX 1,000,000, the 1st runners up prize is UgX. 700,000, 2nd runners up prize is UgX 500,000 and the Viewer’s choice prize is UgX 300,000


  1. Naluyange Joan says:

    Cannot believe I missed a golden opportunity

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