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Nigeria LNG (NLNG) 2020 Prize for Literature

The Nigeria Prize for Literature - The yearly literary prize is endowed by Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited to honour the author of the best book by a Nigerian within the last four years. The prize rotates among four literary genres - prose fiction, poetry, drama and childrens literature. This year, the competition is for Prose Fiction. The competition is open only to Nigerian writers irrespective of place of residence.

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About Nigeria LNG Limited

The Nigeria Prize for Science and The Nigeria Prize for Literature are sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited. The prizes are aimed at bringing Nigerian scientists and authors to public attention and celebrating excellence in scienti?c breakthroughs and literary accomplishments in the nation. ?NLNG believes that the science prize will provide leaders with answers to crucial issues in development; improve the standards of living and re-energise the scienti?c community to seek solutions to national problems. With The Nigeria Prize for Literature, it is expected that the quest for a prestigious priz... read more


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NLNG Prize for Literature


Aim and Benefits of NLNG Prize for Literature

The winner(s) would receive an award of one hundred thousand US dollars ($100,000.00).


Requirements for NLNG Prize for Literature Qualification

  1. The award is open to only Nigerian writers
  2. No book published before January, 2016 will be accepted.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for NLNG Prize for Literature

  1. A panel of judges has been appointed for The Nigeria Prize for Literature by the Advisory Board for Literature.
  2. 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.
  3. The outcome of the process as approved by the Advisory Board shall be final

The Winners will normally be announced and presented to the public in October.


Application Deadline

March 31, 2020


How to Apply

  1. 12 copies of the entry and, if available, an e-copy, with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National identily card), may be submitted either by authors or publishers, in accordance with the genres in competition.
  2. Books should be submitted to Nigeria LNG Limiteds External Relations Division, promoters of the prize, by the stipulated deadline.
  3. All applicants must submit their entires accompanied by an application form obtainable online from the NLNG website or by clicking the Application Form Download Link Below. Completed forms must be printed and submitted along with the entries
  4. No book published before January, 2016 will be accepted. Complete contact information, including full contact address, email(s), phone number(s) and other relevant contact Information should accompany each submission.
  5. 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 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.
  6. No members of the Advisory Board or Panel of judges can enter their work(s) for the award in the period in which they are serving and two years therafter. No entries will be entertained from members of NLNG Staff and their families
  7. Failure to meet all stated conditions above will lead to disqualification of the entry

Interested and qualified candidates should send their entries to:
The Nigeria Prize for Literature, External Relations Division, Nigeria LNG Limited, Corporate Head Officer NLNG Road, Amadi Creek, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
OR
The Nigeria Prize for Literature, External Relations Division, Nigerian LNG Limited 4th Floor, Heron House, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London, SW1 H ODX.
Email: [email protected]

For application form, click here (Word Format, DOC)


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