The Okike Prize for Literature

Name: The Okike Prize for Literature
Country: Nigeria
Word count: 1500 words (max for prose), 1000 words (max for poetry), 3000 words (max for drama)
Entry fee: Free
Prize: #50,000 for each category
Eligibility: Nigerian University students
Closing Date: 5th June, 2017
Are you a Nigerian University student who likes to fiddle with words? It’s time to make money through your creativity. The Okike Prize for Literature wants to reward creative writers in poetry, prose or drama. You are not restricted to a particular theme.
Prose should be imaginative narration of not more than 1500 words.
Drama should be clearly separated into acts and scenes and not more than 3000 words
Poetry should be around 1000 words.
Word count should be written on the upper left side of the work
The writer’s name should not appear on the work
A cover letter should be written on the body of the mail
The cover letter should include – writer’s name, email address, University and phone number.
Winners will be required to attend the award ceremony and participate in any promotional activities
Winners will have their works published in an anthology
Judges decisions are final
No work will be considered after 5th June
Work should be attached as doc. or PDF and sent to [email protected]


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