Friday, March 18, 2011

The Nigeria Prize for Literature

The Nigeria Prize For
Literature 2011


Entries are hereby invited for The Nigeria prize for Literature. The yearly literary prize is endowed by Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) to honor the author of the best book by a Nigerian within the last four years.

The prize will rotate amongst four literary genres-prose fictions, poetry, drama and children’s literature. This year, the competition is for children’s literature.

The competition is open only to published works by Nigerian writers irrespective of place of residence. It carries a prize of $50,000. Two other writers may also be accorded honorable mention.

Submission Procedure

Six copies of the entry together with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National identity card) may be submitted either by authors or publishers, in accordance with the genre 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.

This being an annual competition, the date of publication on the work submitted must be within the previous three years. Complete contact information, including full postal address and\or e-mail and evidence of Nigerian citizenship, should accompany each submission.

An author in any competition will enter only one published work. Manuscripts will not be considered. No book previously submitted for this competition may be resubmitted 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.

Judges for 2011 competition

Prof. Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo - Chairman
Prof.Iniobong Uko - Member
Prof. David Ker - Member
Prof. Yakubu Nasidi - Member
Prof. Lekan Oyegoke - Member

Calendar for Prize Administration

· Close of entries (deadline)-March 31,2011. Late entries will not be entertained.

Entries should be sent to:

The Nigeria Prize for Literature
External Relation Division
Nigeria LNG Limited ,
7th floor,C&C Towers
Plot 1684 Sanusi Fafunwa Street
Victoria Island, Lagos

For entries outside Nigeria:
The Nigeria Prize for Literature
External Relation Division
Heron House,
10 Dean Farrar Street
London SW1H 0DX

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