The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund, a non-government organisation focused on improving healthcare and others, has inaugurated a national literary contest to empower and upskill Nigerian youths.
The General Manager, NSSF, Fejiro Chinye-Nwoko, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Chinye-Nwoko stated that the campaign would give youths an opportunity to be a part of something inspirational and impactful.
She said, “The campaign will allow for youth to build their capacity on the use of digital tools and applications for writing, editing, publishing, promotion, and skill marketing. The expected outcome is increased opportunities for global employment via the Internet.”
The general manager noted that the participants, stood the chance of showcasing their work at a premium book launch and win cash prizes.
She said, “As participants, they stand the chance to showcase their work at a premium book launch and win cash prizes, mentorship sessions with industry masters and internship positions.
“The competition is open to all youths with creative abilities that suit the theme of the competition. Like all Literature competitions, NSSF ‘Righting our Story’ seeks to precipitate and renew interest in literature. It will recognise and celebrate the best creatives, based on their skillset and talent, judged solely based on their interpretation of the given theme.”
Chinye-Nwoko stated that the top 50 finalists get to win cash prizes of N50,000 each and have their works showcased at the premium book launch that will hold in Lagos in January 2023.
She said, “Participation is free and easy. Participants are to register on the website. Submission of entries opens November 1, 2022.”