Okada Books, one of Nigeria’s top e-publishing platforms, has called for short stories in the maiden edition of its Campus Writing Challenge. The competition focuses on discovering students with “raw, bold and creative writing talents,” and is open to students of tertiary institutions across Nigeria.
The winner will receive a cash prize of N500,000 while the second and third will receive N200,000 and N100,000 respectively. There will also be a mini award category, including a N50,000 prize for the best short story, an audience favourite award and other consolation prizes.
The winning and short-listed works will also be forwarded to leading publishing houses in Nigeria for a chance to get them published and jumpstart the writing careers of the winning entrants.
The panel of judges includes award-winning author Chika Unigwe, facilitator of Awake Creative Trust and winner of the 2003 BBC Short Story Competition, and Abubakar Ibrahim Adam, winner of the 2016 NLNG Prize for Literature.
The Campus Writing Challenge is sponsored by Union Bank and is aimed at providing students with the needed exposure to hone their crafts and become master storytellers. Deadline for submissions is October 7. 2018.
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