A new prize for literature competition has emerged to encourage undergraduates in Nigeria to showcase there talent in three genres of literature which are Poetry, Prose and Drama.
The Okike Prize for literature was set up to award literary excellence among bright university undergraduates all over Nigeria. Interested participants should submit there work to okikeprize@ but, ensure the work is subject to the following criteria;
- The work, if a work of prose shall be fiction and shall not exceed 1,500 words
- The work if poetry must be limited to 1,000 words.
- The work, if it is drama must not exceed 3,000 words. And the Acts and scenes must be clearly demarcated.
- All submissions must have their word count written clearly on the upper left side of the work and the name of the writers shall not be written on the work, nor on the attachment.
- All submissions must carry a cover letter, to be written on the body of the mail. It shall contain the writer’s name, his email address, his University and his phone number.
- The winners shall attend the award giving event and participate in any promotional activities for the prize, as well as have their works published in an anthology.
- There shall be no correspondence in relation to the decision of the judges regarding the prize
- Submissions can be made by Undergraduates in all Nigerian universities (only).
- No submission shall be assessed after the deadline in 5th June .
- The winner in each Category would be given a sum of N50,000 and their works would be subsequently be published in the prize anthology.