Writing contests have always been a vital part of the writing world, giving writers the chance to have their work reviewed by editors and possibly published.
However, writing can be daunting . . . “Wordsmiths have a deep understanding and respect for what it takes to turn 26 alphabetic letters into something that can make you cry, scared or make you love.”
Sequel to the success of WeNaija 1.0 tagged “Visions of Nigeria”, a photography campaign, we have launched this time, a Literary Contest, which promises to be even better.
The contest is titled “Righting Our Story”, and is an initiative that seeks to tell, through written context, your vision of a healthier Nigeria. This can be expressed either as poetry, short stories, non-fiction prose or flash fiction. The campaign allows the Nigerian youth to stand a chance in winning and showcasing their work at a premium book launch along with some cash prizes, rewards; mentorship sessions with industry masters and internship slots.
Speaking at the launch, Dr Fejiro Chinye-Nwoko, General Manager, NSSF, confirmed that the “campaign will provide an opportunity for the Nigerian youth to build their capacity on the use of digital tools and applications for writing, editing, publishing, promotion, and skill marketing.”
She further explains that the contest provides a platform for Nigerian youth to express their creativity on how we can achieve a better Nigeria through their ideas on poverty alleviation, healthcare system strengthening, or reskilling the workforce.
Participation in WeNaija Literary Contest is free and open to all Nigerian youths with creative abilities.
To learn more about this contest, visit: https://www.nigeriasolidarityfund.ng/literary-contest