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THE NIGERIA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 2019

Entries are hereby invited for The Nigeria Prize for Literature. The yearly literature prize is endowed by Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited to honour the author of the best book by a Nigerian within the last four years. The prize rotates among four literary genres- prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. This year, the competition is for Children’s Literature. The competition is open to only Nigerian writers irrespective of their place of residence. It carries a reward of one hundred thousand US dollars ($100,000.00).

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

Ten copies of the entry and, if available, an e-copy, with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National Identity card), may be submitted either by author or publisher, in accordance with the genres in competition. Books should be submitted to Nigeria LNG Limited’s External Relations Division, promoters of the prize, by the stipulated deadline. Failure to meet the stated conditions will lead to disqualification of the entry. No book published before January, 2015 will be accepted. Complete contact information, including full contact address, email(s), phone number(s) and other relevant contact information should accompany each submission. 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 a 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. No member 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 thereafter. No entries will be entertained from members of NLNG staff and their families.

 

PANEL OF JUDGES :

A Panel of Judges has been appointed for The Nigeria Prize for Literature by the Advisory Board for Literature. · The appointment of judges has been done to reflect the genre in competition for the year. · Persons appointed as judges have wide experience, peer recognition, good public image and command respect nationally and internationally. · The outcome of the process as approved by the Advisory Board shall be final.

 

PANEL OF JUDGES

Professor Obododinma  Oha – Chairman Professor

Asabe Usman Kabi – Member

Dr. Patrick Oloko  –    Member

An international consultant will be appointed.

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo – Chairman Professor

Jerry Agada – Member

Professor Emeritus Ben Elugbe – Member

 

ANNOUNCEMENT AND PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF WINNER:

The winner will normally be announced and presented to the public in October.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:

All entries must be in by April 5, 2019. Late entries will not be entertained.

 

SUBMISSION:

The Nigeria Prize for Literature,

External Relations Division, Intels Aba Road Estate,

Km 16, Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway,

P.M.B 5660,

Port Harcourt,

Rivers State, Nigeria.

 

Or

The Nigeria Prize for Literature,

External Relations Division,

Nigeria LNG Limited, 4 Floor, Heron House,

10 Dean Farrar Street, London, SW1H 0DX.

 

Email: nigeriaprizeforliterature@nlng.com

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ONAS
Onas has been a literature teacher for over 10 years. She studied English/political science at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education. She went further to study public relations and advertising at LASU and also did her masters in communication studies at the UNILAG. She is a teacher, writer and a lover of arts.
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Onas has been a literature teacher for over 10 years. She studied English/political science at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education. She went further to study public relations and advertising at LASU and also did her masters in communication studies at the UNILAG. She is a teacher, writer and a lover of arts.
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Onas has been a literature teacher for over 10 years. She studied English/political science at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education. She went further to study public relations and advertising at LASU and also did her masters in communication studies at the UNILAG. She is a teacher, writer and a lover of arts.

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