The awards night is almost here! The Nigerian Writers Awards just sent me an invite for the event which holds in February. Am I tensed? Naaaa….Expectant? I can’t say but then, may the best man win. I was nominated for the Child/Teenage Writer category for my Teenage Series which goes up every week on Mondays and Tuesdays. I hope to win though as I have no award yet and this would be a good first award to bag. In all, I’m glad to be a nominee and may the best man/woman win!
Here’s a press release as culled from Stella Dimoko’s blog:
The Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) is a project set to reward excellence, create a synergy between budding and established writers in Nigeria and to brand the Nation positively through the skills of writing using the media; more so to celebrate Nigerian Writers. It is a yearly event and the first-of-its-kind awards for all writers of different genres in Nigeria to come together and celebrate their successes over the year.
It is also platform to recognize and commend those who have done well in different fields of writing and have contributed to the upliftment of the society.
The award considered nominations of writers who have proven their worth and commitment in writing for activities in the following period under review: January 2014- May 2015. Entries were received from individuals, private sectors, civil society or government and will be rewarded based on the categories. Business writer of the year, Political writer, Entertainment writer, News writer, Feature writer, Blog writer, Health writer, Sports writer, Script writer, Song writer (RnB, Pop, Indigenous), Poetry writer (Written, Spoken words), Campus writer, Indigenous writer (Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Pidgin), Fiction writer, Non-fiction writer, Faith-based writer, Motivational writer, Romance writer, Child/teenage writer, Diaspora Writer, Young writer of the year, Writer of the year.
There was thorough screening on nominees, the evaluation was based on the criteria; Originality, Creativity, and Impart. The Award Jury is composed of individuals of high moral stature with demonstrated commitment to the ideals of the Nation and who have distinguished themselves in their respective writing fields and covers virtually all category of writing.
The 2015 Award ceremony is scheduled to hold on the 6th of February 2016 at Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island Lagos. Red carpet and exhibition starts by 4pm and the main event kicks off at exactly 6pm.
It’s a black tie event with a touch of red and strictly by invitation.
To receive an invitation, further enquiries, support, or have a stand for exhibition at the event contact: +2348069090340, +2349081672181, email; email@example.com
I’m definitely attending….*runs off to look for a red dress to wear*