Showing posts from August, 2018

Call for entries | Quramo Junior Writers’ Prize 2018

Quramo’s Junior Writers’ Prize is a writing competition for secondary school students under the age of 17. The competition aims to inspire and encourage young writers to develop their storytelling abilities and hone their writing craft.  Quramo Publishing is accepting submissions till September 15th 2018. The topic for this year’s competition is “The World in 2030.” Students can submit either fiction or non-fiction entries about this topic. The maximum word count is 3000 words.  Entries can be submitted via email ( or here. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will each receive a cash prize. A long-list of the top five entries will also be included in an anthology of short stories published under Mango (children) imprint. The long-listed students will partake in a one-day writers’ camp moderated by a reputable author. Terms and Conditions The submissions portal opens on August 6th 2018 and closes on September 15th 2018.The word limit is 1500 for the Mango Prize …

Call for submissions | 2018 Quramo Mango Prize for Primary School pupils

Quramo Publishing Limited, has launched the 2018 Mango Prize for Chilren. Submissions are open for primary school pupils aged 8 – 10. 
Entries can either be fiction or non-fiction. Interested participating pupils can choose to write on any of the following themes:
1.Betrayal 2.Disappointment 3.Family 4.Forgiveness 5.Friendship 6.Hope 7.Trust 8.Overcoming a challenge
NUMBER OF WORDS (LENGTH OF MANUSCRIPT) The manuscript should one thousand, five hundred (1,500) words in length.
HOW TO MAKE SUBMISSIONS Interested entrants should upload their entries here.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS submissions end September, 15, 2018.

Call for applications | RAW Residency 2019

RAW Material Company’s residency programme started in 2011 and has welcomed more than 40 artists, writers, researchers, curators, etc. from various nationalities, in Dakar. The residency programme is open to visual artists interested in any medium, from writers, musicians, filmmakers and architects to curators, researchers or student researchers. 
The RAW Material Company residency is located in the Baobabs neighbourhood and has the capacity to welcome two artists in residence. The space is a 15 minute walk from RAW's headquarters and is 20 minutes by car from Dakar's downtown. 
Applications will be open from 9th July to 9th September 2018 for a residency that will take place either in January/February or June/July 2019. Two residents will be selected for each period. The exact duration of the residency will be decided through discussions with the team of RAW Material Company. Koyo Kouoh, artistic director and founder of RAW Material Company, is responsible for the selection of …

Denja at 49 - Service to Arts

Literary Profile of Denja Abdullahi
Denja Abdullahi, is the current National President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) who was reelected for the second term last year at the Annual International Convention of ANA in Makurdi, Benue State. He was first elected in November 2015, at the annual convention in Kaduna. Today, he is arguably the most prominent ANA official the association ever had having been in ANA executive council without a break since 2001 when he was elected an Ex-Officio member. He is leading ANA through some radical transformations all in a bid to strengthen the Association to regain its glory and perform its role as the biggest writers association in Africa.   

A poet, playwright, literary essayist and culture technocrat, he was born in August,1969 at Idah, Kogi State but hails from Agbaja in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria.

Denja has been writing poetry since his days as a student of English and literature at the University of Jos, Niger…

Call for submissions | 2018 Xposure International Photo and Film Competitions

Deadline: 30 August 2018
Submissions are welcomed from anyone aged 18 and over for 2018 Xposure International Photo and Film competitions.The competition is organised by Sharjah Media Centre Bureau.
Understanding Xposure? The concept of Xposure was launched in 2016 by Sharjah Government Media Bureau as an International Photography Festival that would become an annual feature in the calendar of professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world. Xposure is the official educational and imagery photography platform that combines a broad range of photography events including Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars, Presentations, Competitions, Photo Walks, and photographic product Trade Show.
Categories of competition: Xposure competition has nine (9) different categories: Travel Photography,Macro Photography, Photo Manipulation, Street Photography, Best of the Emirates, Architectural Photography, Photojournalism, Junior Category (for under …

Call for entries | 2ND BEETA Playwrights competition

DEADLINE: August 31, 2018.
BEETA Universal Arts Foundation invites entries from Nigerian Playwrights between the ages of 18 and 40 for its 2nd playwrights competition. The topic is “TELL A NIGERIAN STORY”
Benefits of the competition include: Publishing DealStage production GuaranteedPrizes worth one million naira to be won. RULES OF ENTRY: – Entrants must be between the ages of 18 and 40 – entrants must be of Nigerian descent – All plays must tell a Nigerian Story – All entrants must submit NOT more than one (1) manuscript – All submissions must be ORIGINAL, full length plays and should be written in English – The plays can be in any GENRE, but musicals will NOT be accepted – Monologues will NOT be accepted – All entries should be written for stage with the MAXIMUM of 10 roles and for a MAXIMUM of 90 minutes – Plays that have been previously produced OR published are NOT eligible
HOW TO ENTER: Interested entrants should fill the form and submit their plays here.
DEADLINE: Entry door closes on August …

Call for submissions | Photos from the neighbourhoods | PIN

Photos from from the neighbourhoods is an initiative of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) dedicated to photos reflecting the totality of our neighbourhoods. 
Photos selected, with names of owners would be on display at coming PIN events across the country.
Sampler (1): Open your window snap a photo
Sampler (2): Walk down your street snap another one
Sampler (3) Walk off your street, do something very different
(a)State  name and location of photo owner
(b) One line title/description of photo (s)
(c) Post maximum of three (3) photos
(d) Quality of photos matters
(e) Submission is approval to use photos as mentioned above
Photos would be selected based on regions/locations by appointed judges
Selected photos would be awarded as follows:
(1) Overall best - N20,000
(2) 1st Runner up N5,000
(3) 2nd Runner up - Copy of Deep Dreams (Anthology of Top 100 poems of Nigerian Students Poetry Prize - 2018)
Period of Submission/Deadline: Open till 30th September, 2018
Send photos to:fromtheneighbo…

Call for submissions | Sony World Photography Awards 2019

Entry is open for submissions of photographs for 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. The Sony World Photography Awards are organised annually by World Photography Organization and sponsored by Sony. The competition has four (4) categories. These are: Professional competition Open competition Youth competition - 4th January 2019Student competition - 30th November 2018General Qualification: The competitions are open to photographers from all over the world and entry is free.
Specific Qualifications and Deadline for Entry Categories:
Professional competition:Under this category, outstanding bodies of work would be recognized. All entrants for professional category must be over 18 years. However, there are ten (10) categories under professional competition namely: Architecture, Brief, Creative, Discovery, Documentary, Landscape, Natural World and Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, and Sport. The deadline for submission of entries for professional competitions is January 11,…

Call for submissions | 2019 Yale Playwriting competition

Deadline: August 15, 2018
Yale Drama Series invites submissions for its 2019 playwriting competition. The Yale Drama Series is an annual competition for emerging playwrights. Worldwide submissions are accepted. The competition is organised by the David Charles Horn Foundation.
Rules: Only plays written in English will be acceptedSubmissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays.Translations, musicals, adaptations and children's plays are NOT accepted. Plays that have been professionally produced or published are NOT eligible.Playwrights may submit only one manuscript per year.Only manuscripts authored by one playwright are eligible.Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor’s edition will be considered.Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.Plays must be typed/word-…

Call for entries | 2018 Seoul Bio-Art Contest

Deadline:August 17, 2018
Entries are invited for 2018 Bio-Art contest. The contest is organised by Medicinal Bioconvergence Research Center (Biocon) from Seoul National University and Seoulin Bioscience.
The theme of this year's Bio-Art Contest is “Food and Feed”. There is no doubt that “Food and Feed” are very critical and fundamental elements for all living organisms on the earth. Although we became able to live in affluence of food due to increased food productivity followed by the growth of science and technology, some ironic situations are happening because of food issues. For instance, some people are struggling due to obesity while at some parts of the world the others are starving to death.
Recently, “Food and Eating” has become one of the most popular contents in various media. As well, pictures of food also have become the most frequently uploaded items on Social Networking Sites. On the other hand, many Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have kept working on the campai…