The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016

The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2016
26 Mar 2016

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Entries are hereby invited for The Nigeria Prize for Literature. The yearly literary prize is endowed by Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) to honour the author of the best prose fiction by a Nigerian within the last four years. The prize rotates amongst four literary genres – prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. This year, the competition is for Prose Fiction. The competition is open only to published works by Nigerian writers irrespective of place of residence. It carries a prize of $100,000. Two other writers may also be accorded honorable mention.

Topic
A previously published prose fiction book

Organizer
Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG)

Prizes
$100,000
Two other writers may also be accorded honorable mention.

Deadline
April 15, 2016

Guidelines
» Ten copies of the entry and, if available, an e-copy, together with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National Identity Card) may be submitted either by authors or publishers, in accordance with the genres in competition.
» Books should be submitted to Nigeria LNG Limited’s External Relations Division, promoters of the prize, by the stipulated deadline. Failure to meet the stated conditions will lead to disqualification of the entry.
No book published before January 12 will be accepted.
» Complete contact information, including full contact address, email(s), phone number(s) and other relevant contact information should accompany each submission.
» An author in any competition will enter only one published work. Manuscripts will not be considered. No book previously submitted for this competition may be resubmitted at a later date, even if major revisions have been made or a new edition published.
» The prize will be awarded for no other reason than excellence.

Literary criticism
» To encourage Literary Criticism, the Advisory board for Literature will also reward one critic with the sum of N1,000,000.
» Since the aim is to promote Nigerian literature in the world, the prize will be open to the literary critics from all over the world. Special considerations shall be given to critical essays on new writing in Nigerian literature.
» Contestants shall send in three critical essays published in a major scholarly journal. Such a journal shall have a proven track record of dedication to excellence and shall have international circulation.
» No critical essay previously submitted for this competition may be considered at a later date, even if major revisions of it have been made. Mere manuscripts will not be considered. Entries not submitted by the deadline and according to stated conditions shall not be considered. Only entries published in the year of the competition or in the three years before then shall be considered.
» No member of the advisory board or panel of judges can enter their essay(s) for the literary criticism award in the year they are serving.
» NLNG staff or their family members are ineligible to enter for the prize.
» All entries must be in by April 15, 2016. Late entries will not be entertained.
» Winners will be announced in October and will be presented to the public at a later date.
All entries should be sent to:
The Nigeria Prize for Literature
External Relations Division
Nigeria LNG Limited
Intels Aba Road Estate
Km 16 Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway
P.M.B 5660, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Or
The Nigeria Prize for Literature
External Relations Division
Heron House
10 Dean Farrar Street,
London, SW1H 0DX.
Inquiries
For more information, visit Nigeria LNG’s website: http://www.nigerialng.com/ or see flier

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