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Published writers are invited to send in their entries for the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature for the chance to win $100,000.

The NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature is an annual prize awarded by Nigeria LNG for the best Nigerian literary work produced by citizens of the country in specific genres within the last four years. It was instituted in 2004 to raise the quality of writing, editing, proofreading and publishing in the country. Each year, an author is honored for contributing outstanding prose fiction, poetry, drama or children’s literature. In 2017, the prize will be awarded for published works of poetry.

How to enter

Authors or publishers can submit ten copies of the entry, along with an e-copy (if it’s available), complete contact information (full contact address, e-mails, phone numbers, and other relevant contact details), and evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National Identity Card), to the following address:

The Nigerian Prize for Literature External Relations Division Nigeria LNG Limited Intels Aba Road Estate Km 16 Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway PMB 5660 Rivers State, Nigeria

Entries to be submitted for the prize must be authored by a Nigerian (not necessarily resident in Nigeria) and must have been published not earlier than January 2013. Authors are only allowed to enter one published work; manuscripts will not be accepted.

The deadline for the submissions is April 7, 2017. The winning entry will be announced in October.

Click here to find out more about the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature.

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This article was first published on 3rd March 2017


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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  • Ade

    Back when I was in school learning poetry and literature generally was just a way or scoring cool point for my parent in from of other parent. Though I won’t lie to you now, am so very much grateful that my parent forced me then, as most of the leaders and higly resoected individuals, have come to be involved with as the years went by are people who take so much pride in being a literature student.

    Though for the process of dissemination of lesson in poetry by tutors should be reveiwed. I could say I never for ones did enjoy my poetry classes, only for the few distractions that comes with being in class with my “crush”.

    More actions and step need to be towards this.

    *my 2 kobo*

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