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Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism 2022

Nigeria LNG Limited is the proud sponsor of three of the biggest and most prestigious prizes in Africa for science, literature, and literary criticism: The Nigeria Prize for Science and The Nigeria Prize for Literature, each worth USD100,000 in award money, and The Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism with a N1 million cash reward.

The Nigeria Prize for Literature and The Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism is aimed at bringing Nigerian authors and literary critics to public attention and celebrating literary craftsmanship in the nation. The Nigeria Prize for Science aims at celebrating excellence in scientific breakthroughs and honours scientists from anywhere in the world who help find solutions to a local or ‘Nigerian’ problem as defined and advertised by the Advisory Board for the prize.

The Nigeria Prize for Literature is one of the 10 richest and most prestigious literary prizes in the world. The Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism complements The Nigeria Prize for Literature by rewarding excellent literary critics of Nigerian literature.

Entries are hereby invited for:

Title: The Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism 2022

Location: Nigeria

Description

  • Entries are hereby invited for The Literary Criticism Prize. The yearly prize is endowed by Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited to honour the author of the best work.

Judges

  • Prof. Sule Emmanuel Egya (Chairman)
  • Toyin Adewale-Gabriel (Member)
  • Dike Chukwumerije (Member).

Announcement and Public Presentation of Winner
The winner will be announced and presented in October 2022.

Reward
To encourage literary criticism, the Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Literature will reward one critic with the sum of N1,000,000.

Advisory Board:

  • Professor Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo (Chairman)
  • Professor Olu Obafemi (Member)
  • Professor Ahmed Yerima (Member)

Deadline: 8th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Entries to:
The Nigeria Prize for Literature,
External Relations Division,
Nigeria LNG Limited,
Corporate Head Office,
NLNG Road, Eastern By-pass,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Nigeria.

Click here for the Application Form

Note

  • Failure to read the stated conditions will lead to disqualification of entry
  • Applicants can also include details of websites where works are published.
  • The prize will be awarded for no other reason than excellence.
  • Late entries will not be entertained.
  • For further information, visit the prizes’ website: www.thenigeriaprizes.org

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