Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge 2018

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Entries are invited from current Nigerian undergraduates in tertiary institutions (polytechnics and University) to the Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge. The deadline for submission of entries is 7th October, 2018.

Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge

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.

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Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge Requirements

Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge Requirements.

Union Bank Campus Writing 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 Deign: 

 Timelines

  • 27th of August 2018
  • 7th of October 2018 (12 midnight WAT)
  • 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.
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How to Submit Entries for Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Submit” button below:

Submit Entries Official Link

Submit Before: 7th October, 2018.

Please note: Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge is strictly for undergraduates of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

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