Unilorin Prizes For Literature: Call For Entries

Unilorin Prizes For Literature: Call For Entries


Promoting literacy, literature and local languages


We are now accepting entries for the following prizes instituted for University of Ilorin undergraduates:

 A: Esiaba Irobi Prize for Poetry

Submit four (4) short poems of not more than 30 lines each or a long poem of not more than 100 lines.

#10,000 cash prize + a collection of poems + certificate + a plaque

Winning poems and shortlisted poems to be published in esteemed journals and magazines.

 B: Cyprian Ekwensi Prize for Fiction

Submit a well written short story of not more than 4000 words.

#10,000 cash prize + a book of fiction + certificate + a plaque

The winning story as well as shortlisted stories to be published in esteemed journals and magazines

C: Kunle Alabi Prize for Best Essay


A 3000-4000word essay on any of the following topics:

1— Has Democracy Failed Nigeria?  2– Nigeria: The State of the Union

3— University Education in Nigeria and ICT Adoption: Prospects and Challenges

#10,000 cash prize + a book + certificate + a plaque

The winning Essay as well as shortlisted Essays to be published in esteemed journals and magazines

D: Dele Giwa Prize for Journalism

A list containing the titles of insightful and investigative articles published in a newspaper or magazine along with the name of such newspaper/magazine, date of publication and page number should be submitted. Only articles published between June 1, 2012 and March 30 2013 are eligible. Coauthored articles are also eligible. Members of the university community may also nominate a campus journalist who they believe has championed laudable causes in his/her published article(s). A single ground-breaking piece is enough to guarantee a writer this Prize.

#10,000 cash prize + a book + certificate + a plaque


**All entrants must be registered students of the University of Ilorin, Ilorin.

**Entries must be sent to: soafoundation@yahoo.com, full name, matric no, department, contact phone number, e mail and other necessary information must be included. Indicate the Prize you are entering for in the subject box while the main work and its title should be pasted in the body of the mail…no attachments please. Entry Closes April 13, 2013.

**A writer can enter for more than one category but the entries must be sent separately.

**Only entries of great quality which comply with all the guidelines will be considered. Package your work well.

**As a way of stimulating better writing skills, all long-listed entrants will receive comprehensive and critical critique of their works from established and award winning authors.

**The decision of the Award Committee on all issues shall be final and neither the committee nor the Foundation would enter into any correspondence with any unsuccessful nominee or other interest.

For Enquiries: Ini (BSS) 08032455573, Abdulrahman (LAW) 08033327656, Kolade (BMS) 08162859942, Zaynab (BSS) 08165837652, and www.soafoundation.wordpress.com.

One thought on “Unilorin Prizes For Literature: Call For Entries” by layrite (@layrite)

  1. Very nice idea.

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