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Call For Application: Bill Ward Prize For Emerging Writers 2021

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Gombe Jewel Writers Association was birthed six years ago by Mr. Muhammad Isa Gaude. It is an umbrella that brings together readers and writers in Gombe State, giving them an opportunity to interact, improve their skills, and showcase their talents freely.

The aforementioned organization is delighted to introduce her annual literary competitions tagged: “Bill Ward Prize For Emerging Writers.”

The literary competition is fully sponsored by Bill Ward – founder of World Magazine with its headquarters in the United States of America.

The competition is orchestrated to accommodate on-the-spot poetry and prose writing challenge for shortlisted participants at a groundbreaking occasion on the 17th of December, 2021, at the National Library Gombe. All literary enthusiast are cordially invited.

The event which will feature creative and artistic presentations will also mark the official unveiling of the Annual Literary Competition in honour of the Association’s Ambassador – Mr. Bill Ward.

CASH PRIZES TO BE WON:

Poetry Category:
1st position– N20, 000, Books and Certificates
2nd position– N10, 000, Books and Certificates
3rd position– N5,000, Books and Certificates

Prose Category:
1st position– N20, 000, Books and Certificates
2nd position– N10, 000, Books and Certificates
3rd position– N5, 000, Books and Certificates

All Participants will receive certificates of participation.

ELIGIBILITY:

1. Must be a member of Gombe Jewel Writers Association
2. Must be 30 years or below
3. Must be available physically on the day of the competition

HOW TO APPLY:

Send a sample of your written works in Word document to the following e-mail address: jewelwritersgombe@gmail.com

You should include your full name, short bio, address, contact number and an active email address in the document. The subject of the email should be “Bill Ward Prize For Emerging Writers.”

DEADLINE:
5th December, 2021

Alewa, Jonathan David.
Editor-in-chief,
Gombe Jewel Writers Association.

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