SOCIETY OF YOUNG NIGERIAN WRITERS in collaboration with AFRICAN HERITAGE RESEARCH LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTRE present the YORUBA LITERATURE WRITING COMPETITION
For Writers using Yoruba Language to write between the ages of 15 and 40. The competition is organized by the Society to rekindle the interest of Young Writers writing in Yoruba language in Nigeria. Also to motivate and encourage writing in indigenous languages among young Nigerian Writers. The competition promises to be an exciting display of Yoruba Culture, Traditions, Norms and Values.Prizes to be won include
- Fagunwa Prize for Prose Writing – 20,000
- Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola Prize for Drama – 20,000
- Tunbosun Oladapo Prize Poetry – 10,000
- Dr. Adebayo Faleti Prize for Drama – 20,000
- Elder Supo Kosemani Prize for Poetry – 10,000
1. The competition is opened to anyone aged 15-40
2. Works should be in Yoruba Language, unpublished and not currently submitted
or accepted for future publication
3. They must not previously have been awarded a prize in any competition nor
may be simultaneously entered for any competition other than this one.
4. Works must be your own original work.
5. Works must be on a separate sheet of A4 size, which must not bear your name,
class, age and school.
6. No entry form is required but on a separate sheet of A4 you should show your
name, address, title of the work submitted and please tell us where you heard
about the competition.
7. Entry should be sent to the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The
closing date is 1st of March, 2011, as results will be sent out in April 1st, 2012.
8. The Judge’s decision will be final; no correspondence can be entered into
10. Unfortunately, submitted works cannot be returned so remember to keep a copy.