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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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….
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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Cinematographer, Institute of African Studies,
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SEE WIKIPEDIA ONLINE ENCYCLOPAEDIA FOR HIS DETAILED BIOGRAPHY.