Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Happy new month to all Bookaholics!

We welcome you to July with this however don't let the seeming illusion that the deadline is far off be a clog in your writing wheels; start writing NOW. Well, that's if you are interested in winning 1,000 dollars!

Topic: Nigerian Women and Development: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The competition is open to young women and men between ages 20-40 years to develop skills in writing, designing and creating short plays, essays and poetry and to stimulate their interest in issues regarding the changing roles of women in society. Interested participants are requested to send in an original scholarly writing in form of prose or short play or poetry to express their ideas about the selected theme.

Submission of entries: Participants should submit soft copies electronically to and 2 hard copies to Centre for Human Development, Suite 1 , First Floor, New Adeoyo Road , Off Ring Road , Ibadan , Oyo State.

Prizes: $1,000 will be awarded to the winner in each category of the competition.

Deadline: December 31st, 2009.

More about the Competition:

Within the framework of its strategy of educating the youth on Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality, the Centre for Human Development (CHD), with support of the Ford Foundation in Nigeria, is organising a writing competition on the above theme to underscore the important role of the Nigerian Women’s Movement in the quest for women’s empowerment, gender equality and sustainable development. This Creative Writing Competition is designed to celebrate the productive roles and achievements of women in national development in the last 50 years, stimulate enquiry into the changing roles of women in society and institute a gender sensitive representation of arts and culture.

For further enquiries call 08089803557, 08098060004 or visit the Centre’s website.

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