The ceremony took place at the Regatta site, Beau Vallon during Bazar Labrin where a group of poets demonstrated various forms of poetry.
The chief executive for the National Arts Council (Nac) Jimmy Savy officially opened the festival saying that artists are very important as they create happiness in our country.
He commended Bling bling poetry association for organising this event which recognises the worth of poetry.
A member of Bling bling poetry association, Stephanie Joubert, said:
“As per the motto of Bling Bling we are to inspire and empower and this is targeted towards the youth which is why a majority of the performances tonight are by young people because we need this form of art to be practiced by the future generation,” she said.
Source : Seychelles NATION