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Hello Peregrines,

My utmost appreciation once again to all the contestants who sent in their entries for the #12daysofchristmas Poetry contest! It was quite a memorable one sharing all of your wonderful works with the readers. Thanks to you all who got in touch through twitter and emails with your christmas scribblings, it’s been a pleasure sharing your wonderful pieces too.

Some weeks ago, the winner was announced on the blog, alongside scores of all the contestants and the judges remarks. If you missed it, Read Here

I bet you have wondered “who really is the face behind the winner of our #12daysofChristmas Poetry Contest, and what was the prize”? Well, it’s time to figure that out!

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Abiodun Awodele (@Maskuraid) is a graduate of Plant Science from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. He retains a day job in the banking industry. He enjoys playing with fiction and poetry and beyond communication, writing is a form of release for this shy but friendly fellow. He also loves cooking and watching cartoons.

Congratulations once again to Abiodun Awodele whose poem “Healing Magic” won him a George R.R Martin’s Game of Thrones Full Book set; a complete box set of 7 books!

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This boxset includes: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords 1: Steel & Snow, A Storm of Swords 2: Blood & Gold, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons 1: Dreams & Dust, A Dance with Dragons 2: After the Feast.

The addictive Game of Throne series is a compelling story with detailed characters and  engaging storylines that keeps you engrossed until the last bit. For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set and was among Amazon’s best books of 2014. “A Song of Ice and Fire” which earned George R. R. Martin— “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine—international acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Read The Reviews

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It was a huge pleasure finally meeting the winner; Abiodun (at Omenka Gallery on wednesday 7th Jan 2014), who was totally overjoyed upon receiving his gift. Here’s what he had to say:

“I had no allusions to the winning gifts as at the time of submitting my entry (except for the publishing part) so I was very pleasantly surprised to get a pack containing the seven books. Everybody knows and loves the Game of Thrones series so when I discovered my gift was the very books from which they were adapted, It felt as if I’d just won the lottery!

As a member of Mainland Book Club, more than a few of the other members are already green with envy as they queue up to read after I’m done. Thank you once again for the opportunity to participate in the challenge…”

More Pictures of the presentation of gift. Thanks to Luciano Uzuegbu, one of the judges whose presence made it a huge success!

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I, Abiodun (winner) and Luciano Uzuegbu

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I, Abiodun and Uche Chidolue (my wonderful sister who relished all of the colourful moments)

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Thanks again and again to everyone who got involved, especially the readers! Hope you had fun and got inspired too because I totally did!

Looking forward to organising even more fun and creative contests with you soonest. Keep the creative juices flowing and may your pens of knowledge never run dry.

Stay Amazing! :D

‘Nonye J. Chidolue (@Nonyewrites)

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