Nigeria LNG $100,000 Literature Prize for Young Nigerian Writers 2024

The NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature aims to elevate the quality of writing, editing, proofreading, and publishing in Nigeria, positively impacting print, broadcast journalism, cinema, and theater production.

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🕔 Ends: 2024-04-02 00:00

💲 Value: $100,000 Cash

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The competition follows a four-year cycle that includes Prose Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Children’s Literature in that order.

In 2019, the focus was on children’s literature, and Jude Idada’s Boom Boom was the winner.


1. The competition is open to only Nigerian writers irrespective of their place of residence.

2. An author will enter only one published work. Unpublished work will not be considered. No book previously submitted for this competition may be re-submitted at a later date, even if major revisions have been made or a new edition published. The prize will be awarded for no other reason than excellence.

3. No member of the Advisory Board, Panel of Judges and members of their families can enter their work(s) for the award in the period in which they are serving and two years thereafter.

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4. No entries will be accepted from staff of Nigeria LNG Limited and their families.

5. No entry submitted after the stipulated deadline will be accepted.

6. Failure to meet all stated conditions above will lead to disqualification of the entry.

Submission Process

  • All applicants must submit their entries accompanied by an application form obtainable online from The Nigeria Prizes website,
  • Completed forms must be printed and submitted along with the entries.
  • Go to for more details on submission.
  • Twelve (12) copies of the entry and an e-copy of each entry, with evidence of a Nigerian passport or National Identity Card), may be submitted either by the author or publisher.
  • Books should be submitted to Nigeria LNG Limited’s External Relations Divison, promoters of the prize, by the stipulated deadline.
  • No book published before 2021 will be accepted.

Entries should be sent to:

The Nigeria Prize for Literature
External Relations Division,
Nigeria ENG Limited Corporate Head Office
NLNG Road, Eastern By-Pass,
Port Harcourt. Rivers State. Nigeria

Further Information

The winner(s), if any, will be announced and presented in October 2024

All entries must be in by Tuesday, 2nd April 2024. Late entries will not be considered.

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