NLNG Nigeria Literature Prize for Nigerian Writers 2018

- March 08, 2018
NLNG Nigeria Literature Prize for Nigerian Writers 2018



    The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 is looking for entries for this year’s edition in drama. The organisers have also included a new category for literary criticism.

    Application Deadline:

    29th March, 2018

    Eligible Countries for NLNG Nigeria Literature Prize for Nigerian Writers 2018:

    Nigeria

    To be taken at (country):

    Nigeria

    About the NLNG Nigeria Literature Prize for Nigerian Writers 2018 Award:

    Nigeria LNG Limited who run the prize have made a call out for this year’s entries of the prize and the category shall be in Drama. The competition is open to Nigerian writers irrespective of their place of residence and having being published after January 2014.

    The Nigeria Prize for Literature is the richest prize in African literature worth US$100,000 to the winner. The prize which was founded in 2004 to honor literary erudition by Nigerian authors rotates among four genres fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature, repeating the cycle every four years. The winners over the last few years have been Ikeogu Oke for poetry (2017), Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for prose (2016), Sam Ukala for drama (2014), Tade Ipadeola for poetry (2013), and Chika Unigwe for prose (2012).

    The judges who will be looking through the entries are Prof Matthew Umukoro who will be the chair assisted by Prof Mohammed Inuwa Buratai and Dr Mrs Ngozi Udengwu. The advisory board for the prize are Prof Emeritus Ayo Banjo the chair assisted by Prof Jerry Agada and Prof Emeritus Ben Elugbe.

    The Literary Criticism Award

    This year, the prize has upped the ante as it seeks entries for literary criticism as well. As the aim is to promote Nigerian literature all over the world, this prize is open to all critics wherever they may come from. Contestants will send in three critical essays published in majorly scholarly journals with a track record of dedication to excellence and an international circulation.

    The winner of this prize will go home with 1,000,000 Naira.

    Just like with the drama prize, all entries must be made by March 29, 2018.

    Type:

    Contest

    NLNG Nigeria Literature Prize for Nigerian Writers 2018 Eligibility:

    1. No book published before January 2014 will be accepted
    2. An author will enter only one published work. More manuscripts will not be accepted
    3. No book  previously submitted for this competition may be re-submitted at a later date even if major revisions have been made or a new edition has been published.
    4. the prize will be rewarded for no other reason than excellence

    Selection for NLNG Nigeria Literature Prize for Nigerian Writers 2018:

    Winners will be announced in October and will be presented to the public on a later date.

    Value of Contest:

    US$100,000

    How to Apply for NLNG Nigeria Literature Prize for Nigerian Writers 2018:

    • Ten copies of the entries and if available, an e-copy together with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or I.D card) may be submitted either by authors or publishers in accordance with the genres in competition.
    • Books should be submitted to Nigeria LNG’s External Relations Division, promoters of the prize, by the stipulated deadline.
    • Complete contact information, including full contact address, phone number(s), email(s), and other relevant contact information will accompany every submission.

    Entries shall be sent to:

    The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
    External Relations Division,
    Nigeria LNG Limited,
    Intels Aba Road Estate,
    Km 16 Port-Harcourt-Aba Expressway,
    P.M.B 5660 Port-Harcourt Rivers state

    nigeriaprizeforliterature@nlng.com

    or

    The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
    External Relations Division,
    4th floor Heron House,
    10 Dean Farrar Street,
    London, SW1H 0DX


    Award Provider:

    NLNG
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