Nigeria LNG Limited, a globally competitive LNG company, plays a pivotal role in harnessing Nigeria’s natural gas resources for both domestic and export markets. As part of their commitment to building a better Nigeria, they have announced the call for entries for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2024. This prize is more than just an award; it’s a celebration of literary brilliance and a testament to Nigerian talent.
Enter The NLNG Prize For Literature 2024
|📚 Genre Focus
|💰 Prize Award
|🌟 Sponsoring Body
|Nigeria LNG Limited
|🏆 Judges Panel
|Professors Saleh Abdu, Vicky Sylvester, Dr. Osarobu Emmanuel
|📅 Closing Date
|2nd April, 2024
|📍 Submission Location
|NLNG Corporate Head Office, Port Harcourt
|📖 Entry Criteria
|Published work by Nigerian authors, no book before 2021
|Open to Nigerian writers, excluding NLNG staff and families
The Essence of the Nigeria Prize for Literature
The Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored annually by Nigeria LNG, is dedicated to honoring the author of the best book by a Nigerian. Renowned for rotating among four literary genres – prose fiction, poetry, drama, and children’s literature – this year’s focus is on Children’s Literature. The winner of this prestigious award will receive a remarkable prize of USD100,000.00.
The Panel of Judges: A Blend of Experience and Esteem
To ensure the highest standards of judgment, the Advisory Board for Literature has appointed a panel of judges, reflecting the genre in competition for the year. These judges are distinguished by their vast experiences, peer recognition, good public image, and command respect both nationally and internationally.
- Professor Saleh Abdu (Chairman)
- Professor Vicky Sylvester (Member)
- Dr. Osarobu Emmanuel (Member)
- Prof. Akachi Adimora Ezeigbo – FNAL FLSN Chairman
- Professor Olu Obafemi – FNAL NNOM Member
- Professor Ahmen Yerima – FNAL FSONTA Member
Key Dates and Application Process
Application Closing Date: 2nd April, 2024.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their entries along with the application form to the Nigeria Prize for Literature’s office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Alternatively, entries can be filled out online here.
Announcement and Public Presentation
The winner(s) will be publicly announced and presented in October 2024, marking a significant event in the Nigerian literary calendar.
Important Information and Conditions for Participation
- Submission Requirements: Twelve (12) copies of the entry, an e-copy, and evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National Identity Card) are required.
- Eligibility: The competition is open to Nigerian writers irrespective of their place of residence. The prize will be awarded solely based on excellence.
- Publication Date: Books published before 2021 are not eligible.
- Exclusions: No entry from members of the Advisory Board, Panel of Judges, and their families, as well as staff of Nigeria LNG Limited and their families, will be accepted.
A Gateway to Literary Fame
The Nigeria Prize for Literature is not just an award; it’s a gateway for Nigerian writers to gain recognition and affirm their place in the literary world. If you are a Nigerian writer with a published work in Children’s Literature, this is your chance to shine. Submit your work and be a part of this illustrious journey towards celebrating literary excellence.
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