Niaja Stories’ Writing Contest

The Nigerian general elections are near. Having concluded the voter’s registration exercise; listened to all the political debate; attending political campaigns; listened to manifestos and trying to decide where to cast our votes, Nigerian’s are expected to have a lot of stories to tell. Have you made your decisions on whom to vote for?

In the spirit of the upcoming elections, Naija Stories has launched a writing contest called “The Vote Chronicles”. The competition will be centered on the theme of people making – or not making – choices or casting votes, and the process through which they go about doing this. The organizer’s hope that telling and broadcasting stories on this theme will promote a debate about the process itself, and how it is viewed specifically in Nigeria. Naija Stories also hopes it will raise awareness about the April elections, and encourage more people to go out and vote.

Contest Guidelines:

1. Register at and submit a 600 words story on votes, or making life choices, and how it can affect future outcomes.

Dates for Contest: Submissions end on Friday, March 25th. The winner will be announced by April 18th 2011.

Prizes: First place winner – $150, Second place winner – $100, and Third Place winner – $50.

For more information visit the Naija Stories’ website.

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