The NLNG-Sponsored Nigeria Prize for Literature 2019—How To Apply (Prize- $100,000)

Have you written and published a children’s book within the last four years? Then you could win $100,000 in the ongoing search for the best Children’s Literature written by a Nigerian writer.

The judges will also review entries on works in literary criticism of Nigerian Literature. They are especially keen on reading critical essays on new writings in Nigerian Literature.


  • Applicants must possess a Nigerian citizenship ((photocopy of Nigerian passport or National Identity card), may be submitted either by author or publisher).
  • Only Children’s Literature published after the 15th of January, 2015 will be accepted.
  • For the literary criticism award, please send critical essays or other forms of literary criticism.



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And more.

Submissions Guidelines:

  • Authors are allowed to submit only one entry.
  • Entries must include complete contact information, including full contact address, e-mail(s), phone number(s) and other relevant contact information.
  • Submissions must reach the organizers before the 5th April, 2019 deadline

How to apply:

Mail all six copies of the published book to:

The Nigeria Prize for Literature,

External Relations Division,

Intels Aba Road Estate,Km 16,

Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway,

P.M.B 5660, Port Harcourt,

Rivers State, Nigeria.


The Nigeria Prize for Literature,

External Relations Division,Nigeria LNG Limited,

4 Floor, Heron House,

th10 Dean Farrar Street,

London, SW1H 0DX.


Forward all inquiries via email to: [email protected]

Good luck

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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