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  Applications are ongoing for the 2022 Nigeria Prize for Literature for Nigerians. The Nigeria Prize for Literature is created to honour the author of the best book by a Nigerian within the last four years. 
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About The Prize

With The Nigeria Prize for Literature, it is expected that the quest for a prestigious prize will improve the quality of writing, editing, proof-reading, and publishing in the country with a far-reaching positive effect on print, broadcast journalism, film and theatre production.


The Nigeria Prize for Literature – USD $100,000 Procedure for NLNG Prize for Literature
  • All applicants must complete and submit their entries online via www.thenigeriaprizes.orgApplicants must also include websites where e-copies or their publications can be purchased.
  • Twelve (12) copies of entry and an e-copy, with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National Identity Card), may be submitted either by author or publisher. Books should be submitted to Nigeria LNG Limited’s External Relations Division, promoters of the prize, by the stipulated deadline.
  • No book published before January 2018 will be accepted.
  • An author will enter only one published work. Unpublished work will not be previously submitted for this competition may be re-submitted at a later date, even if major considered. No book revisions have been made or a new edition published. The prize will be awarded for no other reason than excellence.
  • No member of the Advisory Board or Panel of Judges can enter their work(s) for the award in the period in which they are serving and two years thereafter. No entries will be entertained from members of NLNG staff and their families.
  • Failure to meet all stated conditions above will lead to disqualification of the entry.

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Documents Required For Application

  • Evidence of Nigerian citizenship (Nigerian passport or National Identity Card).
  • One scanned passport-sized photograph.
To Apply: Deadline: April 8, 2022. Featured Image Source: 03Schools
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This article was first published on 11th March 2022


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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