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.



A trip to the CORA residency in Lagos

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

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