Winners Announced for Best Short Story Contest

Winners Announced for Best Short Story Contest

Finally, the Best Short Story Contest is concluded. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in this writing contest, and especially to Chika Unigwe, our sponsor and chief judge. We also appreciate the time and effort on the part of the editors on the NS team, as well as the writers who submitted stories, and those who read, commented and voted for their favorites.

Like already stated, only the stories in the editors shortlist + Polls were forwarded to Chika Unigwe to select her top 3 favorites. All entries were eligible for the public choice awards and the 2 winners are based entirely on the outcome of the star ratings on each story page. The winners in order from the top are as follows;

First Prize of $200 – Raymond Elenwoke with Eater.

Chika Unigwe says “The story sucks you right in from the very first paragraph, and it is impossible to stop reading until you have figured out what is going on. My absolute favorite.”

Runner up Prize of $100 – Olubunmi Adesuwa with One of Us

Runner up Prize of $50 – Idi Ace with Stained: Sheets and Porcelain

Public choice Award $25 – The Watchers by Joshua Segun-Lean

Public Choice Award $25 – The Lizard has grown Hairs by Olachi Nwaozuzu-Ekechukwu

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All winners should contact admin@naijastories.com to collect their prizes. Thanks everyone!

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26 thoughts on “Winners Announced for Best Short Story Contest” by Admin (@ogaoga)

  1. Profile photo of Carlobasi
    Carlobasi (@Carlobasi): Writer - 7676 pts

    Congratulations to all the winners. Quite deserving. Cheers.

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    shadiat (@shadiat): Writer - 8700 pts

    Wow. Congrats to the winners.

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    Jaywriter (@jaywriter): Junior Writer - 1801 pts

    Congrats guys. To musketeer Ray, very good job man.

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    chemokopi (@chemokopi): Head Wordsmith - 281350 pts

    Congratulations to all the winners!

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    thenaijaseer (@thenaijaseer): Junior Writer - 1430 pts

    Congratulations!

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    Raymond (@raymond): Head Wordsmith - 47462 pts

    Chei! Thanks a lot y’all… I am humbled…

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    Jefsaraurmax (@jefsaraurmax): Scribe - 13626 pts

    Congrats to all the winners!

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    Da Writing Engineer (@banky): Wordsmith - 32850 pts

    I thought @olubunmi-adesuwa‘s entry stood out in terms of plot and denouement, as well as the unique second person narrative, but, apparently, Chika loved the brilliant writing we all have come to know @raymond for. This again brings the literary debate: which is more important, plot or good writing? In terms of plot, ‘Eater’ isn’t fresh, several horror movies and books have exploited the plot, but, give it to my musketeer extraordinaire, Raymond, the guy can write, walahi! He has been able to rewrite a seemingly common plot in such a way that one is tempted to think he was the first to tell this kinda story!

    Well done Chika, I cant fault the top three, really, they were the best of the shortlist.
    So Baba Ray, where the beer gonna happen na? @raymond, answer me o! ehn ehn!

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    ablyguy (@francis): Senior Scribe - 21644 pts

    Congrats to the winners. @Raymond, who wan win am before? U still dey represent…

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    sassystel (@ibagere): Scribe - 10121 pts

    Yayyyyy! congrats to all the winners! welldone @Admin…. waiting for more!

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    EXCELLENCY (@excellency): Scribe - 13125 pts

    Congratulations to all deserving….

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    Raymond (@raymond): Head Wordsmith - 47462 pts

    @banky, my brother I feel U. I guess that is one of the greatest challenges for ANY horror writer; finding something new in a genre that has been plagued by mediocrity…
    As for beer, well I only take Fanta >_< . U go drink?

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      Da Writing Engineer (@banky): Wordsmith - 32850 pts

      Hmmnnn…I guess you are right.

      Fan-kini? Surely you dont expect me to come to that level, do you? And by the way, its not compulsory you take the beer na, just arrange, chikena!

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    Raymond (@raymond): Head Wordsmith - 47462 pts

    @francis, my chairman Sir, I hail.

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      henry c.onyema (@ezeakwukwo): Head Wordsmith - 49554 pts

      RAY, YOUR RAYS WILL NEVER DIM! A big congrats to you and all the other winners, including those who made the shortlist. Love you all.

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    Onyeka Dike (@onyekadike): Scribe - 11041 pts

    Congratz o, Brother Raymond and all the other winners!
    Been off NS for some time cos I had to concentrate on getting my first collection of poetry out. The title is “Songs for a Nation in Agony”. It is a collection you guys cant afford not to have. It is coming from the stables of Xlibris, UK. All my friends and fans, I will bring the book to your doorsteps soon….
    Glad to know you guys have kept the flag flying. Cheers!

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    Sally - Anne (@sallyannetoks): Newbie - 105 pts

    Congratulations to Idi Ace.I’m sure you’re on your way to writing a bestseller one of these days.Keep writing;the best is yet to come.

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    Onyeka Dike (@onyekadike): Scribe - 11041 pts

    Congratz o, @Raymond and all the other winners!
    Been off NS for some time cos I had to concentrate on getting my first collection of poetry out. The title is “Songs for a Nation in Agony”. It is a collection you guys cant afford not to have. It is coming from the stables of Xlibris, UK. All my friends and fans, I will bring the book to your doorsteps soon….
    Glad to know you guys have kept the flag flying. Cheers!

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      chemokopi (@chemokopi): Head Wordsmith - 281350 pts

      Do let me know when it drops @onyekadike. I am a big fan of your poetry.

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        Onyeka Dike (@onyekadike): Scribe - 11041 pts

        @ Chemokopi: Flattered. Thanks. You could follow this link to check out the book. Copies will be arriving Nigeria soon. Will keep the NS family updated. From time to time, I will be publishing excerpts from the collection on NS. Cheers!

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    Daireen (@daireenonline): Scribe - 16157 pts

    So congratulations to the winners. *cleans tears* I’ll win :d I know this…

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    topazo (@topazo): Head Wordsmith - 58951 pts

    Congrats to @raymond and the others…more power to your elbows..
    @admin keep up the gud work…

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    adams (@coshincozor): Scribe - 13210 pts

    just waiting for my share of the money!

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    Bashir (@Oyebasht): Beginner - 644 pts

    Congratulation to all the winners

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    osakwe (@osakwe): Scribe - 10157 pts

    I loved the winning stories. Congrats

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    Gboyega Otolorin (@guywriterer): Head Wordsmith - 49293 pts

    Oga Elenwoke, @raymond, it was high time you won something on this NS. I salute.

    I think one of my favourite stories should have made it here though: Our Ram Is Haram…

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