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Competition Alert – Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge, 2018

Think you can write a winning story in 5,000 words?

Then enter the inaugural edition of the Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge for a chance to win N500,000 and get published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology compiled by OkadaBooks.

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. Please note: This contest is strictly for students in tertiary institutions

Application Deadlines:

27th of August 2018
Competition Opens

7th of October 2018 (12 midnight WAT)

Submissions Close

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

Criteria
Successful entries will be judged based on the below.

-Originality.

-Excellence of writing.

-Use of language.

-Interpretation and style of writing.

-Potential commercial success of the book.

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