Posted by News Express | 10 June 2018 | 2,166 times
Entries to the 2018 ‘The Young Nigerian Christian Writers’ Awards’ has commenced. The aim of the Awards is to discover and encourage writers of the future. The Award carries no monetary prize but a framed certificate of Merit, Certificate of Participation, Certificate of Award and Achievement for the teen author.
According to the organisers, the winning work will explore a Christian perspective or theme and incorporate, explain or encourage Christian life and values. Entries are judged with an eye to the Original Nature and Content of the Work, literary style including suitability for the target audience, contribution that the work makes in meeting a need for Christian writing in Nigeria.
The Award is open to Nigerian Citizens normally resident in Nigeria under the age of 25. Entrants will need to supply proof of age and citizenship and details of their Christian community.
The organisers said that entries must be the original and unpublished work of the author and must be only one entry per person.
“Entries close on 1st of September, 2018, late entries will not be accepted, each entry must be submitted as a hard copy, and the entrant’s information must be attached on a separate page.
“Eight copies are needed for each submitted entry, entries will not be returned, so the entrant is advised to keep a copy,” said the organisers.
Also, “An entry will be disqualified if it is handwritten or in manuscript format, entries are read and judged by a panel selected by judges and if in the opinion of the judges no entry meets the standard expected, no award will be made. The judge’s decision is final. The organizers reserve the right to withdraw any unsuitable entry.
“Copyright of submitted work will remain with the author. The names of winning entrants and copies of their winning entries may be published on the Association’s website. All finalists will be notified by 15th of September, 2018.”
Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all participants. Certificate of Award alongside Certificate of Achievement will also be given to all winners. They will enjoy free membership into the Association of Nigerian Christian Authors and Publishers, free promotion/publicity of winning books online and in newspapers and all winners are entitled to one thousand (1,000) Christian e-book pack. For now, the award comes with no monetary prize.
Participants are to send their entries to The Awards Coordinator, Nigerian Christian Literature Awards, P.O. Box 6332, Agodi Gate Ibadan. The Nigeria Christian Literature Awards are administered by the Association of Nigerian Christian Authors and Publishers, an activity of the association for promoting Christian Knowledge, discovering and nurturing tomorrow’s Christian writers.
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