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Writing Competitions in Nigeria 2019 and How to Apply Online

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Writing Competitions in Nigeria 2019… Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion with signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language. Writing is not a language, but a tool used to make languages be read.

Writing Competitions in Nigeria 2018

If you’ve been looking for writing competitions in Nigeria, then you’ve probably come across several giant lists of contests, prizes and awards, with very little to help you tell any of them apart.

Well, luckily, a number of these contests do actually stand out from the rest due to the rewards, prestige and opportunities that they present for the winners:

So read on, as we bring you the curated list of the very best writing competitions you can enter, and the prizes you could scoop up if you do…

As an emerging writer, there are several things that can get you discouraged. From creating your niche to a desperate search for a publisher while accepting crazy criticism.  The truth is that you need to go through all these as well as do several checks and rewrites to hope for an acceptable work.  Here are various competitions you can enter for! We wish you success!

List of Writing Competition in Nigeria.

1. Nigeria Prize for Literature: The Nigeria Prize for Literature is sponsored by Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas, NLNG for  Nigerian writers at home and in diaspora. Entries are accepted  under four major categories;  prose, poetry, drama and children’s literature.

2. The Flash Fiction Award: The Flash Fiction Award sponsored by Etisalat was established to encourage and inspire creativity and to cater for the large amount of interest received from unpublished writers across the continent.

The winner will receive one thousand Pounds, an iPad and a published e-book and  two runner-ups will receive five hundred pounds and an iPad each. Stories with a maximum of 300 words are to be submitted at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction Webpage. Entries open in September 2018.

3. Farafina Trust Creative Workshop: You may also apply for Farafina Trust Creative Workshop in 2018. This event is a 10- day workshop for emerging writers hosted by Chimamanda Adichie and other award winning authors. A literary evening of readings which is open to the public, will be held at the end of the workshop on July 2018. This is an opportunity to know what it is about and get the inspiration to apply next year.

For now, we’ve been able to gather 3 writing competitions in Nigeria. More are loading…. keep visiting this page for frequent update.

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