February 21, 2020

NPL 2020-Calls for Nigeria’s Best Works of Prose Fiction

NPL 2020-Calls for Nigeria’s Best Works of Prose Fiction

Entries have been invited for the 2020 edition of The Nigeria Prize for Literature

The yearly literary prize is endowed by Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited to honour the author of the best book by a Nigerian within the last four years.

“All entries must be in by March 31, 2020. Late entries will not be entertained.”

Jude Idada, last year’s champion

The prize rotates among 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 reward of $100,000.

Nigeria Prize for Literature Panel of Judges & Advisory Board.

Panel of Judges

  • A panel of judges has been appointed for The Nigeria Prize for Literature by the Advisory Board for Literature.
  • The appointment of judges has been done to reflect the genre in competition for the year. Persons appointed as judges have wide experience, peer recognition, good public image, and command respect nationally and internationally.
  • The outcome of the process as approved by the Advisory Board shall be final

Panel of Judges

  • Professor Mary Kolawole – Chairman
  • Professor Tanimu Abubakar – Member
  • Dr. Solomon Azumurana – Member

An International Consultant will be appointed.

Advisory Board

  • Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo – Chairman
  • Professor Jerry Agada – Member
  • Professor Emeritus Ben Elugbe – Member
Celebrants and Guests at the Book Party held for the Nine Longlisted Authors for Last Year’s Nigerian Prize For Literature

 NLNG Prize for Literature Submission Procedure.

  • 12 copies of the entry and, if available, an e-copy, 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.
  • All applicants must submit their entries accompanied by an application form obtainable online from the NLNG website or by clicking the Application Form Download Link Below. Completed forms must be printed and submitted along with the entries
  • No book published before January, 2016 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 will enter only one published work, Mere manuscripts will not be considered. No book previously submitted for this competition may be re-submitted at 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.
  • No members 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

 CLOSE OF ENTRY

All entries must be in by March 31, 2020. Late entries will not be entertained.

ANNOUNCEMENT AND PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF WINNER

The winning entry will normally be announced and presented to the public in October

How to Enter NLNG Prize for Literature.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their entries to:
The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
External Relations Division,
Nigeria LNG Limited,
Corporate Head Officer
NLNG Road, Amadi Creek,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
OR
The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
External Relations Division,
Nigerian LNG Limited
4th Floor, Heron House,
10 Dean Farrar Street,
London, SW1 H ODX.

Email: literature.nigeriaprize@nlng.com

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