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Union Bank 2018 Writing Challenge | Apply Now & Win N500k

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Union Bank Writing Challenge 2018 | Apply Now & Win N500k. Application are currently invited from suitably qualify candidate for Union Bank Writing Challenge 2018. The deadline of submission of application for Union Bank Writing Challenge is 7th October 2018.. See more details below;

Union Bank 2018 Writing Challenge

Think you can write a winning story in 5,000 words? Then enter the inaugural edition of the Union Bank Writing Challenge for a chance to win N500,000 and get published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology compiled by OkadaBooks.

The Union Bank Writing Challenge is an OkadaBooks initiative sponsored by Union Bank.The contest is focused on discovering young, raw and bold writing talents across Nigeria and giving them with the necessary support to hone their craft and become master storytellers. Contestants also stand a chance to get publishing deals as select entries will be shared with top publishers in Nigeria including Farafina and Narrative Landscape.

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Union Bank 2018 Writing Challenge Requirements

Union Bank 2018 Writing Challenge Prizes

1st Position:

2nd Position:

3rd Position:

4th Position:

  • N60,000 in cash
  • Story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.
  • A copy of the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.

Audience Favorite:

  • N50,000 in cash
  • Short story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.

Best Cover Deign: 

  • N50,000 in cash

Union Bank Writing Challenge Timelines

  • 27th of August 2018
    • Competition Opens
  • 7th of October 2018 (12 midnight WAT)
    • Submissions Close
  • 8th of October – 4th of November 2018
    • Slush judges and OkadaBooks editors will read up and select and announce the Top 150 entries.
  • 5th of November to 3rd of December 2018
    • Audience favorite and best cover design voting begins.
  • 5th – 30th of November 2018
    • Main judges will review the 150 finalists and select Longlist, Shortlist and Top 3.
  • December 2018
    • Announcement of Audience Favorite Award, Best Cover Design, Longlist, Shortlist and Top 3 Awards Ceremony.

How to Participate in Union Bank Writing Challenge

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Submit” button below:

Submit Before: 7th October, 2018.

Please note: This contest is strictly for undergraduates of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

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