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NLNG Prize For Literature 2020 Is Here, See How To Participate

NLNG Prize for Literature 2020

Nigeria LNG Prize for Literature is here again. With a whopping $100,000 cash prize, the prize is out to honour and acknowledge literature works by Nigerians.

The award annually acknowledges works ranging from four genres: poetry, prose fiction, drama, and children’s literature. The award commenced in 2014 and has presented 16 winners, including Jude Idada, who won the 2019 episode for his children’s book “Boom Boom”.

This year’s prize will focus on fiction. The competition is open only to published works by Nigerian writers irrespective of place of residence. The judging panel is chaired by Professor Mary Kolawole and includes Professor Tanimu Abubakar and Dr. Solomon Axumurana.

The NLNG advisory board is made up of Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo, Professor Jerry Agada, and Professor Emeritus Ben Elugbe.

Submission Guidelines

1. 12 copies of the entry and, if available, an e-copy, with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National identily card), may be submitted either by authors or publishers, in accordance with the genres in competition.

2. Books should be submitted to Nigeria LNG Limiteds External Relations Division, promoters of the prize, by the stipulated deadline.

3. All applicants must submit their entires accompanied by an application form obtainable online from the NLNG website or by clicking the Application Form Download Link Below. Completed forms must be printed and submitted along with the entries

4. No book published before January, 2016 will be accepted. Complete contact information, including full contact address, email(s), phone number(s) and other relevant contact Information should accompany each submission.

5. An author will enter only one published work, Mere manuscripts will not be considered. No book previously submitted for this competition may be re-submitted at later date, even if major revisions have been made or a new edition published. The prize will be awarded for no other reason than excellence.

6. No members of the Advisory Board or Panel of judges can enter their work(s) for the award in the period in which they are serving and two years therafter. No entries will be entertained from members of NLNG Staff and their families

7. Failure to meet all stated conditions above will lead to disqualification of the entry

Send entries to:

The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
External Relations Division,
Nigeria LNG Limited,
Corporate Head Officer
NLNG Road, Amadi Creek,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

OR

The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
External Relations Division,
Nigerian LNG Limited
4th Floor, Heron House,
10 Dean Farrar Street,
London, SW1 H ODX.

About Author

Joshua Oyenigbehin is an introvert who is passionate about Storytelling, writing, and teaching. He sees his imagination as an unsearchable world, more magical than a fairyland. He has written a novel and working on another

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