The Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge 2018 for undergraduate students in Nigerian tertiary institutions (win N500,000 in cash prize)

Application Deadline: October 7th 2018

The Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge is an OkadaBooks initiative sponsored by Union Bank.The contest is focused on discovering young, raw and bold writing talents across Nigeria and giving them with the necessary support to hone their craft and become master storytellers.Contestants also stand a chance to get publishing deals as select entries will be shared with top publishers in Nigeria including Farafina and Narrative Landscape.
Please note: This contest is strictly for students in tertiary institutions.

Requirements:

Only current Nigerian undergraduates in tertiary institutions (polytechnics and University) are eligible to enter for the Competition.

Prizes

1st

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • N50,000 in cash

Timeline:

  • 27th of August 2018

    Competition Opens

  • 7th of October 2018 (12 midnight WAT)

    Submissions Close

  • 8th of October – 4th of November 2018

    Slush judges and OkadaBooks editors will read up and select and announce the Top 150 entries.

  • 5th of November to 3rd of December 2018

    Audience favorite and best cover design voting begins.

  • 5th – 30th of November 2018

    Main judges will review the 150 finalists and select Longlist, Shortlist and Top 3.

  • December 2018

    Announcement of Audience Favorite Award, Best Cover Design, Longlist, Shortlist and Top 3 Awards Ceremony.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge 2018

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