Awards

Awele Creative Trust Award

Deadline: 10th of January, 2024

Awele Creative Trust (ACT) is a non-profit trust formed in 2013 to provide a platform and enabling environment for creative young people in Nigeria through literature and arts.

Beginning in 2015, ACT offers an annual award with a monetary sum attached to it to encourage aspiring writers.

Prize:

  • The winning author will receive a cash prize of N50,000.

Eligibility:

  • The ACT prize is awarded to a short story by any writer between the ages of 16 and 26
  • Individuals who are residents in Nigeria.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Previously published work is not eligible for the ACT award.
  • Submissions should be made by e-mail only to¬†awelecreativetrust@gmail.com.
  • Only one story per author will be considered in any one year.
  • Submissions should include a cover note with the name, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number of the author.
  • Only fictional work is eligible.
  • Works must be between 2,500 and 5,000 words.
  • Works translated into English from any Nigerian languages are eligible. Should such a work win, N20,000 of the prize money will go to the translator.

A longlist will be announced in February, and a shortlist of five will be announced in March. A winner will be announced in April 2024.

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