Organizers have announced that entries to the 2019 ‘The Young Nigerian Christian Writers’ Awards’ has commenced saying that 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The organisers said that entries must be the original and unpublished work of the author and must be only one entry per person.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, 2019, 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.
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