The Prestigious Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) is a project which is set to reward excellence, celebrate Nigerian Writers, encourage and create a synergy between budding and established writers in Nigeria and to brand the Nation positively though the skills of writing.The Award ceremony 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 withthe aim of building self-confidence through reward of excellence. This year’s edition of the Awards ceremony will hold at a gala dinner in October 2015 in Nigeria where Nigerian writers, legends, youths, budding and established writers will come together to celebrate with 20 major categories and 23 awards.
The awards will consider nominations of writers who have proven their worth and commitment in writing, entries will be 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, 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.
The Nigerian Writers Awards 2015 will consider nomination for activities in the following period under review: January 2014- May2015.
SELECTION OF WINNERS:
There will be thorough screening on nominees; 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 evaluation is based on five criteria; Originality, Influence, Creativity, Consistency and Impart.
Award Ceremony: The announcement of the winners will be at the grand event which will hold on October 2015 in Nigeria where the award of the category winners will be announced.
HOW TO NOMINATE
Send the Name of the Nominee, Brief about the Nominee, Nominees Works (Web links or soft copies), ensure you include which category(ies) you are nominating for and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or log on to www.nigerianwritersawards.com click on NOMINATE tab on the website then follow the instructions. The Nomination period will end on the 14th of September, 2015 after whichthere will be pre-selection after the deadline of nominations.
To view the eligibility criteria, click the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA tab on the website.
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