Opportunities: Union Bank Undergraduates Campus Writing Challenge, September 2018

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc was established in 1917, as a full-service commercial bank that caters to the retail and commercial needs of individuals, small and medium sized companies, and major corporations.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge

Location: Nigeria

Summary

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.

Criteria

Successful entries will be judged based on the below:

Your Originality

Excellence of writing

Use of language

Interpretation and style of writing

Potential commercial success of the book

Your Writing should have:

3,000 minimum word count

5,000: Maximum word count

Fiction: (e.g adventure, romance, crime, science, etc)

Nigeria Slangs and expressions are allowed

New story i.e unpublished in any form

One Entry allowed per person

Challenge 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

Time Line of Events

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.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates can apply at:

https://www.unionbankng.com/writingchallenge/

Application Deadline 7th October, 2018.

Note

This contest is strictly for students in tertiary institutions.

This contest is strictly for undergraduates of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

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