Golden Baobab Prize – African Children’s Stories Writers

Golden Baobab Prize – African Children’s Stories Writers


Best Story written for ages 8-11 years $1000
Best Story written for ages 12 -15 years $1000
Promising writer below age 18 years: $800
Outstanding stories are connected with publishers all over the world.


The author must be a citizen of an African state or a dual citizenship holder (a copy of a passport or comparable document will be required of winners).
African citizens of all ages qualify to present submissions.
There is no restriction on race or geographical location.
Writers below the ages of 18 years will be automatically considered for the Rising Writer Prize.
Closing date for submissions to The Golden Baobab 2012: Midnight GMT, Sunday, June 24, 2012. Winners Announced: First week of November, 2012.

Submission Guidelines

Contestants and entries must comply with ALL of the following criteria. Works that do not conform to the rules will be disqualified.*

Submitted stories should fall into either Category A (stories for readers aged 8-11 years) or Category B (stories for readers aged 12-15 years).
Entry should be a work of fiction between 1,000 to 5,000 words. The category a story falls into may influence its length.
There are no restrictions on themes but stories must be set in Africa or have a very evident African content.
Stories should be in written in English and should not have been previously published elsewhere, in part or in full.
Pseudonyms may not be used. Entries must be submitted under entrant’s real name.
Entrants may enter up to five stories.
All entries must be the unaided work of the entrant.
Previous entrants and winners of the Prize are eligible to enter in subsequent years.
The title page of submissions should state the category and title of the story. All biographical information should be sent in the body of submission email.
ALL entries will be acknowledged with an email to the address from which the entry was sent.

The Golden Baobab Prize administration reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not conform to set rules. No correspondence will be entered into in this regard.
For all queries visit our FAQ page or contact

Submitting Your Story
Entries should be submitted as typed Microsoft word or PDF documents. There should be a title page with the following information:

Title of Story:
Age of entrant:
The body of the email should include the following personal information:

Title of story:
Age of entrant:
Country of citizenship:
Phone number (country code-area code- number):
How I heard about the Golden Baobab Prize (just a sentence or two):
Submissions will be accepted as email attachments to:

16 thoughts on “Golden Baobab Prize – African Children’s Stories Writers” by Admin (@ogaoga)

  1. Man; I am so entering for this!

    Nice one o, NICE ONE.

    Let’s Go!!!!

  2. Walahi, @seun-odukoya, I am entering.

    But I have not written anything for children before O°˚˚˚!

  3. If I don’t enter for this, make I know why!

  4. Motivated….. why do i feel this way???

  5. make sense. i wish u all gudluck. i.e. if no b d moni dey call una

  6. I no go carry last.I’m entering for this.

  7. Writing for children can be pretty tough. I tried it once. I’ll def try again.

  8. Maybe the twelve to fifteen category will be easier.

  9. I will be entering too. Wish us the best.

  10. adams (@coshincozor)

    writing for children is not child’s play. but…

  11. My call….am up for it

  12. Lets go get it. No b small tin. NS, no tym 4 delay.

  13. Am more than motivated. We go win.
    Am so so into this, jst dat am slightly above eighteen.

  14. Whosoever wins, we win!

  15. True talk @ostar. Lets go NS. Lets get the trophy home.

  16. Lactoo, hope you are entering the place to occupy a space?
    You have greatness embedded on you.

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