Few Weeks to Deadline: Apply Now for The Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors (N500,000 Cash Prize)

Submission window is now open for the Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors sponsored by Alh. Bala Abdullahi Kwatu. The prize organized yearly to celebrate the best writings by teen authors in Nigeria is in two categories—the poetry category and the fiction category, either a novella or short story collection—and the winner in each category receives N250,000.


Deadline: 30th December, 2019.
Eligibility: Secondary school students in Nigeria.
Entry fee: Free.

Application Procedure: Send 5 copies of your book, either published or unpublished, to the following address:

Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation, State C6, 3rd Floor, Shamras Plaza,
Opposite Murtala Park, Bosso, Minna,
Niger State, Nigeria.


Note: Books published before 2018 will not be accepted.


The entry should include,

– the entrant’s evidence of Nigerian citizenship (either a photocopy of Nigerian passport or National Identity Card),
– the entrant’s birth certificate,
– letter of recommendation by the entrant’s school and parents,
– the entrant’s previous term’s report sheet.
– contact information (full contact address, emails, phone numbers of school and parents) and
– a passport photograph in school uniform.
Entrants are not expected to submit more than one published work.The winners will be announced and presented with their prizes at the finals of Hadiza Ibrahim Aliyu Schools Festival (HIASFEST 2020) taking place on the 15th of February, 2020.


Judges: Ismail Bala Garba and Mahmud Zukogi of Bayero University, Kano.


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Winner of the teen author prize for fiction: N250,000.
Winner for the teen author prize for poetry: N250,000.