Nigeria LNG (NLNG) 2019 Literature Prize Calls for Entries

Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Literature Prize Calls for Entries 2019

Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Literature Prize Calls for Entries 2019

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Calls for Entry to The Literature Prize for Drama With US
dollars ($100, 000.00) Reward, See Eligibility, Submission Procedures, Judges, Winners Presentation and Closing Date for 2019.

The Nigeria Prize for Literature are sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited. The prize is aimed at bringing Nigerian authors to public attention and celebrating excellence in literary accomplishments in the nation.

With The Nigeria Prize for Literature, it is expected that the quest for a prestigious prize will improve the quality of writing, editing, proof-reading, and publishing in the country with far-reaching positive effect on print and broadcast journalism.

The prizes are administered, on behalf of Nigeria LNG Limited, by the Nigerian Academy of Science and the Advisory Board for Literature made up of members of Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) and the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA)

Therefore Entries are hereby invited for The Nigeria
Prize for Literature
. The yearly literary prize is endowed by Nigeria
Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited  to honour the author of the best book by a Nigerian within the last four years. 

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The prize rotates among four literary genres – prose fiction, poetry, drama and childrens literature. This year, the competition is for Drama.

competition is open only to published works by Nigerian writers
irrespective of place of residence. It carries a reward of $100,000.

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Ten copies of the entry and, if available, an e-copy, together with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National identity card), may be submitted either by authors or publishers, in accordance with the genres in competition.

Books should be submitted to Nigeria LNG Limited’s External Relations Division, promoters of the prize, by the stipulated deadline. Failure to meet the stated conditions will lead to disqualification of the entry.

No book published before January, 2014 will be accepted. Complete contact information, including full contact address, e- mail(s), phone number(s) and other relevant contact information should accompany each submission.

An author will enter only one published work. Mere manuscripts will not be considered. No book previously submitted for this competition may be re-submitted at a later date, even if major revisions have been made or a new edition published. The prize will be awarded for no other reason than excellence.

No member of the Advisory Board or Panel of Judges can enter their work(s) for the award in the year they are serving.


A panel of judges has been appointed for The Nigeria Prize for Literature by the Advisory Board for Literature.

The appointment of judges has been done to reflect the genre in competition for the year. Persons appointed as judges have wide experience, peer recognition, good public image, and command respect nationally and internationally.

The outcome of the process as approved by the Advisory Board shall be final.

They Include:

  • Professor Matthew Umukoro – Chairman
  • Professor Mohammed Inuwa Buratai – Member
  • Dr Mrs Ngozi Udengwu – Member

An International Consultant will be appointed.


Winners will be announced on October, 2018. And Presented to the Public at a later date.


All entries must be received by March 29th, 2018. Late entries will not be entertained.


  • Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo – Chairman
  • Professor Jerry Agada – Member
  • Professor Emeritus Ben Elugbe – Member

Entries shall be sent to:

The Nigeria Prize for Literature
External Relations Division
Nigeria LNG Limited
Intels Aba Road Estate
Km 16 Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway
RM.B 5660, Port Harcourt
Rivers State, Nigeria.


The Nigeria Prize for Literature
External Relations Division
Nigeria LNG Limited
4th Floor, Heron House
10 Dean Farrar Street
London, SW1H 0DX.


Please for further Information visit the Nigeria LNG Limited website

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