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Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge 2018 for Undergraduate Students



Application Deadline: October 7th, 2018

Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge Invitation: Applications are currently ongoing for the Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge 2018 for Undergraduate Students. Interested students should see the details below.

Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge Details and FAQs

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc was established in 1917, as a full-service commercial bank that caters to the retail and commercial needs of individuals, small and medium sized companies, and major corporations.

The Union Bank Campus 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.

Also See: Union Bank Campus Innovation Challenge

When is the application deadline?

October 7th, 2018

Who is eligible to participate?

Please note: This contest is strictly for students in tertiary institutions.

Requirements and Rules:

Only current Nigerian undergraduates in tertiary institutions (polytechnics and University) are eligible to enter for the Competition.

  • 3,000 minimum word count
  • 5,000 maximum word count
  • Adult genre: adventure, romance and science fiction
  • Nigerian slangs and expressions are allowed
  • New story i.e. unpublished in any form
  • One entry allowed per person

What are the prizes to be won and overall benefits?

1st Prize

  • ₦500,000 in cash
  • Story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology
  • A copy of the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology
  • Interviewed on bellanaija.com, okadabooks.com and brittlepaper.com

2nd Prize

  • ₦200,000 in cash
  • Story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology
  • A copy of the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.
  • Interviewed on bellanaija.com, okadabooks.com and brittlepaper.com

3rd Prize

  • ₦100,000 in cash
  • Story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology. 
  • A copy of the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology. 
  • Interviewed on bellanaija.com, okadabooks.com and brittlepaper.com

4th Prize

  • ₦60,000 in cash
  • Story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.
  • A copy of the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.

Audience Favourite

  • ₦50,000 in cash
  • Short story published in the 1st edition of the Collegiate Anthology.

Best Cover Design

  • ₦50,000 in cash

Competition Timeline:

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 Enter the Union Bank Campus Writing Competition

Publish your Short Story to okadabooks.com See how to upload your short story entry by clicking here


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