The Cecilia Unaegbu Prize For Flash Fact Competition 2011

The Cecilia Unaegbu Prize For Flash Fact Competition 2011

The contest is now open for the above prize and closes on JULY 17, 2011.

_Anyone (MALE OR FEMALE) from any country is eligible for this contest.

_Entrants are to submit ONLY one TRUE flash  story of not more than 750 words on the theme: WOMEN AS VESSELS OF HONOUR.

_ Entry is free.

_ Soft copy of entry to be submitted as attached file in MS-WORD to lionlordjeff@yahoo.com

with the subject: CECILIA UNAEGBU PRIZE.

_The Name, Phone Number, Address, three-sentences about self  and pasted SELF photographs OF ENTRANTS to be provided in MS WORD in a second attached file.

_ Entrants should make sure NOT to provide their particulars within the body of the story. This will help for FAIR judgement.

_Simultaneous submissions or submissions coming in more than once are greatly discouraged.

_Any entry submitted without heed to the above conditions may be DISQUALIFIED.

_ Special consideration will be given to stories that celebrate the virtuous woman in the authors’ lives by reconstructing for history an unforgettable virtuous action (s) done by such a woman. Masterful use of rich language, engaging imagery and cohesive plot are buzz skills for this prize too.

 

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT of winners will be made in early September 2011, first at the launching of four books by Cecilia Unaegbu’s only son, Jeff Unaegbu and in other media.

 

FIRST PRIZE: 15, 000 NAIRA (96 USD)

SECOND PRIZE: 10, 000 NAIRA (64 USD)

THIRD PRIZE: 5, 000 NAIRA (32 USD)

and 10 consolation prizes.

 

ALL THIRTEEN WINNERS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN AN ANTHOLOGY WHICH WILL ALSO CONTAIN THE BIOGRAPHIES

OF FAMOUS WOMEN OF VIRTUE FROM GUEST AUTHORS INCLUDING THE BIOGRAPHY OF MRS. CECILIA UNAEGBU

WITH THE TITLE: WOMEN OF VIRTUE BOOK OF FAME.

NOTE: Mrs. Cecilia Unaegbu (1955-Nov 17, 2009), a twenty-first century Florence Nightingale, lived an outstanding christian life as a chorister with the Deeper Life Bible Church for over twenty years. It is on record that she had such a happy and meek personality that she never became sick nor visited any hospital, save to give birth to her children. This disposition enabled her to also break another very difficult-to-belief record of not having had any quarrel with any other human being throughout her lifetime. These facts appear contestable, but living evidences abound. She died from the only illness she had ever caught in her illustrous life. This was shortly after she had tried to nurse to health a good female neighbour who had caught a very rare sickness that defied modern medicine….

COMPETITION JUDGE:

UNOMA AZUAH,

As an undergraduate at Nsukka,

Unoma edited the English department literary journal

—The Muse and received the awards of the best

Creative Writing student for two consecutive years:

1992 and 1993. Her other awards include

the Hellman/Hammett Human Rights grant for her writings

on women’s issues (1998), and the Leonard Trawick Creative

Writing Award (2000), the Urban Spectrum award,

the Leonard Trawick award and the Association of Nigerian

Authors/NDDC Flora Nwapa award for her debut novel

Sky-high Flames. She also has a collection of short stories,

The Length of Light and a book of poetry, Night Songs.

Prof. Unoma Azuah also holds an MFA in Poetry and Fiction

from the Virginia Commonwealth  University.

She currently teaches Composition and Creative Writing

at Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee, USA.

 

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CEO: JEFF UNAEGBU

Cinematographer, Institute of African Studies,

University  of Nigeria, Nsukka.

SEE WIKIPEDIA ONLINE ENCYCLOPAEDIA FOR HIS DETAILED BIOGRAPHY.



26 thoughts on “The Cecilia Unaegbu Prize For Flash Fact Competition 2011” by jeff unaegbu (@jeffunaegbu)

  1. good luck. more people should do this.

    1. Thanks, Xikay. Yes, more people should do this. And when there are so many Prizes in Nigeria and the world, people, especially upcoming writers, would be swimming in encouragement. The Cecilia Unaegbu Prize is an idea borne out of love for humanity and in line with my mother’s altruistic spirit. Thanks once again.

      1. Quite commendable, more grease

  2. I think I will be entering for this

    1. You are welcome on board,Paul Anderson. And more power to your elbows!

  3. this requires depth

    1. Depth as in what?

  4. Whao Jeff, I am truly impressed with this effort at celebrating women through the immortalisation of your mum. More power to your elbow man, I am proud of you. I will enter, not just for the prize but as a form of encouragement to you. I know you will do more. God bless you so much my guy. I hope to be in a position to do this too, someday.
    Banky

    1. @Da Writing Engineer, thanks for the big ups, my brother. Your words come from a golden heart. You give me great filip! Oh yes, we are all born to make the world a better place, no one is exempt from this duty. Thanks once again.

  5. Way to go Jeff. Bold Steps.

    1. @Remi Roy, thanks. You are a beautiful soul….

  6. Your mother raised a good man Jeff. Well done.

    1. @Yejide, Wow. That is poetic. I am deeply encouraged. Thank you so much and may God bless you.

  7. MAMA…you are the queen of my heart
    Your love is like tears from the stars.
    Good job man! Your kids will honor you as you have honored your mother in Jesus name…amen

    1. Amen oh! @Chetachi. You sure know the worth of a mother. And may God shine his love on you as you enter for this. Amen.

      1. Thanks ooo. will try!

  8. Let’s go there…

    1. The Ray! Your friendship is a deep and inspiring one. Thank you!!

  9. Wow! Mama Jeff thank you o! I hope to enter and win

    1. @King Koboko, Thanks. Everyone will be glad they entered. Oh yeah, no one will be left in the lurch. And longest time, Ngene. More power to your elbows.

    2. enter first and then talk about winning.

  10. uchechukwu is good to go,if not for anything but for the woman that carried me for good nine months in her tummy.

  11. We Shall See!

  12. Great! I wish it’s poetry, I wish I’m nt in school or the school just resume. Anyway, best of luck to whosoever is taking part in d contest. When is d entry 4 d contest going to end?

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