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INDEPENDENCE DAY WRITING COMPETITION 2016

Goodnews to all secondary school students. Thank God it’s Summer break. Invest big this holiday. Here is a great opportunity to get your voice registered as a young patriot of your country. You never can tell how far this will take you.

This time, Speak Quill Initiative, Nigeria is helping you join the network of other smart and vibrant young minds across the country towards sharing ideas in areas of leadership and civic responsibility while giving you a sense of patriotism. 

Your participation will also give you an opportunity of participating as a delegate and ambassador of your school in the coming Youth Leadership Summit in October to celebrate Independence. More so, your entry will be featured alongside in our coming eBook which will be made available on the internet for downloads.  

Read through for more details. 

SPEAK QUILL INITIATIVE 

Presents 

2016 Independence Day Writing Competition

FOR

Secondary School Students

Categories:

ESSAY WRITING

Write and submit an essay between 320 to 500 words with the title “THE NIGERIA OF MY DREAM” to describe the type of Nigeria you ever dream of.

LETTER WRITING

Write and submit a letter between 320 to 500 words addressed to the President of the federation availing him with the present state of the country while expressing your wishes as a young and concern Nigerian to rebuild the nation.

POETRY

Write and submit a poem not more than 40 lines on the theme NIGERIA.

GUIDELINE/MODE OF SUBMISSION:

 The competition is open to students in JSS One(1) to SSS Two(2) in registered secondary schools.

 Entries should be forwarded to speakquillinitiative@gmail.com as attachment in MsWord document with IDWC2016 as subject.

 Entry opens for submission from 15th of August.

 All entries should be sent before 20th of September, 2016 for evaluation.

 Entrants should include a cover page containing their name, location, mail address, class, school and telephone contact.

PRIZES AND REWARD:

Cash Prize, Medals, Book Prize, Certificate of participation and chances of getting published in our coming eBook collection.

Aside prizes, honorable mention and certificate for Top Ten in each writing category;

>>>the SCHOOL with the highest number of participants wins DR RAPHAEL JAMES LIBRARY PRIZE.

>>>and the GIRL with the most outstanding submission (essay, letter or poetry) wins the NANCY E. BIDDLE GIRL PRIZE.

For more enquiries:

Stephen: 08139798998(Southwest)

Asma:

08099414182 (North)

Goodnews:

08063562857 (Southsouth)

Ridwan:

07069615548 (North Central)

Write and win fantastic prizes on independence day. 

Good luck guys, looking forward to reading your wonderful entries. 

Announcer: 

Adelaja Ridwan Olayiwola_,

Director of Operations, sQi Nigeria.

_Oladehinde Olayiwola_,

Ass. Director of Operations, sQi Nigeria. 

ÀRÓBÁ by Peter Oluwasegun Kuyoro

A famous king travelled with his intimate friend and when they got to a particular forest, the king fell into a trap and all efforts made to free the king from the trap proved abortive. They eventually cut of the king’s toe and his friend said ‘if this does not happen, another will happen’. The king got angry but they continued d journey and when they got back to the palace, the king instructed that his friend should be lucked up in the prison. After some time, d king embarked on another journey but without his friend. On way, he met some kidnappers and they took for money ritual but the ritualist found out that he could not be used for the ritual cos his body part is not complete. Though, they didn’t know he was a king. They let him go. When he got back to the palace, he ordered his friend release, thanked and apologized to him and then narrated his ordeal to him. Then, the king’s friend thanked the king too for imprisoning him, adding that he would have been used to replace the king for the ritual if he was not imprisoned since the king was not useful for it.

ETISALAT FLASH FICTION AWARD 2016

The Etisalat Flash Fiction Award

Scholarship Description

In 2014, the Etisalat Prize for Literature also

launched the online based flash fiction prize, The

Etisalat Flash Fiction Award, to engage the rising

stars of fiction. Flash fiction is fiction that is

extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words

or fewer in its entirety (though some define this as

not more than 1000 words).

Etisalat has at the core of its vision, to encourage

and inspire creativity. Having this in mind, the Flash

Fiction Award has been established in order to cater

to the large amount of interest received from

unpublished writers across the Continent.

In order to garner some publicity for the art of flash

fiction writing and the writers themselves, this

category of the Prize will be open to the general

public to review and contribute to the ultimate

selection of a winner.

Eligibility

Authors eligible to participate in the Literary

Competition must be of African descent. An Author

of African descent is one who was either born in

Africa, or one who is a national of an African

country, or one who has a parent who was either

born in or is a national of an African country.

Stories [no more than 300 words] should be

submitted at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash

Fiction Webpage.

Eligible groups

Citizens of any African country

Fields of study

Flash fiction writing

Sponsorship duration

This is a one time award prize

Award Prizes

Winners will receive:

Winning Author

£1,000 cash prize.

High end device or iPad

Published e-book (if available) promoted online and

via SMS.

Runners-up (2):

£500 cash prize (each)

High end device or iPad

Method of Application

Stories [no more than 300 words] should be

submitted at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash

Fiction Webpage. Both the entries for submission by

authors, and voting by the general public will open

as indicated below. Moderations will be handled by

a panel of Judges that are, writers, authors and

literary enthusiasts.

It is important to visit the official website 9link to it is

below) for complete information on how to apply.

DEADLINES:

The calender is as follows

Entries Open – September 1st, 2016.

Voting Open to the general public – October 7th,

2016

Top 50 Announced – November 4th , 2016

Finalists Announced – January 2017

Award Ceremony/Winner Announcement – March

2017

PLEASE NOTE:

In today’s fast paced world where communication is

right at our finger tips through the use of smart

devices; phones, tablets and the likes, consumers

prefer to consume information on-the-go and in bite

sized chunks. The Flash Fiction Award therefore

seeks to marry both of these concepts together thus

providing added value to mobile device users across

Africa. [Also see the Etisalat Prize for Literature].

Etisalat Nigeria is one of the major mobile

telecommunications service providers in Nigeria.

Established in 2008, the network has since grown in

leaps and bounds. In just 6 years of operations,

Etisalat Nigeria has become a major industry player

with a growing subscriber base of over 22 million in

a highly competitive market.

Etisalat Nigeria’s portfolio of voice and data-centric

products include – easy starter, easycliq,

easybusiness, and easyblaze; all tailor-made to meet

the needs of its customers. Etisalat Nigeria is one of

the 19 operations of the Etisalat Group that spans

Africa, the Middle East and Asia serving over 182

million subscribers; and it is committed to

delivering innovative and quality services to its

growing subscribers.

Application Deadline: 6 October 2016​