When Union Bank of Nigeria sponsors an Okadabooks – a leading platform in Nigeria which gives you have access to loads of books at your fingertips – initiative, just know it’s something BIG.

The Campus Writing Challenge is a contest created with the goal of discovering immense talent from daring writers across universities in Nigeria. This in turn will give writers the opportunity to develop themselves and jumpstart their path to greatness.
Plus there’s a chance for contestants whose entries are selected to get publishing deals with top publishers in Nigeria including Farafina and Narrative Landscape.
When Do Entries Close?
7th of October 2018 (12 midnight Western African Time)
Meet the Judges
  • Chika Unigwe: Winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature in 2012.
  • Abubakar Adam Ibrahim winner of the annual NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature in 2016.
Judges will consider the following factors:
1. Originality
2. Excellence of writing
3. Use of language
4. Interpretation and style of writing
5. Potential commercial success of the book.

PRIZES

1st position:
  • N500,000 in cash
  • Story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology
  • A copy of the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology
  • Interviewed on bellanaija.com, okadabooks.com and brittlepaper.com

2nd position:

  • N200,000 in cash
  • Story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology
  • A copy of the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.
  • Interviewed on bellanaija.com, okadabooks.com and brittlepaper.com

 

3rd position:

  • N100,000 in cash
  • Story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.
  • A copy of the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.
  • Interviewed on bellanaija.com, okadabooks.com and brittlepaper.com

4th position:

  • N60,000 in cash
  • Story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.
  • A copy of the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.
  • Audience favorite
  • N50,000 in cash
  • Short story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.

Best Cover Design also gets:

  • N50,000 in cash

 

For further details and how to submit your story, visit

NOTE: only Nigerian students in tertiary institutions are eligible.

Give it your all. This might just be your chance to blow.