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BBC Writing Competition For Female Hause Writers Is Here, See How To Participate

BBC News Hausa Service Writing Competition

BBC News Hausa Service has revealed that it will start receiving entries for this year’s edition of its annual short story writing competition as from June 1.

The news platform revealed, in a statement, that the details of guidelines for the competition will be made available on its website when the competition opens.

The winners of the competition are expected to be awarded cash prizes and plaques at a special awards night in November.

The closure for the entry to the competition, which started 4 years back, is slated for August 6.

The competition is open to women who write in Hause, as their fictional entries are expected to be between 1000-1500 words.

Station Magazine recalls that Safiyya Ahmad, a 23-year-old from Zaria, Kaduna state, won the last edition of the competition for her story ‘Maraici’.

Aliyu Tanko, BBC News Hausa editor, said this year’s edition of the contest would further provide women with the opportunity of sharing their stories with the world.

“This is yet another fantastic opportunity to bring out a talented Hausa writer to share her mastery with the rest of the world,” he said.

While expressing her delight, Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, the head of BBC West Africa Languages, revealed that the number of entries into the competition in recent years had increased.

“BBC Hausa is consistently engaging with its female audiences through this competition and we are delighted to see more women participate yearly,” Ogunseye said.

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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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