It is often stated that the secret to success is about being ready to take advantage of opportunities anytime they present themselves. Opportunities are known to come from time to time, but not many people are often ready and prepared to grab them with open arms and make the best out of them.
It is without a doubt that the year 2023 is already looking promising and it looks set to be an exciting year. Many individuals who are desirous of making the best out of the year are already putting measures in place to ensure that they excel in whatever ever they do. For writers who are quite convinced that they have something to offer, an opportunity is now before them. It is the Prof. MarkAnthony Nze Literary Prize.
This is an opportunity for conscious writers who knows how to use words to simplify complex societal issues and proffer workable solutions to complex problems. This is basically a rare opportunity for young Nigerians to write their way to prominence by simply offering their perspective on the given topic.
The Prof. MarkAnthony Nze Literary Prize is a contest that is set to become an annual affair where winners will be endowed with handsome financial rewards and opened up to massive global opportunities for simply contributing to the development of humanity through their writings and literature contributions.
The opportunity is a unique one because the person behind it, Prof. MarkAnthony Nze is not a new name in the world of conscious writing and literary contributions. Anyone who has in one way or another other managed to come across some of his conscious literary postulations or books must have long observed how strong his passion for good governance in Africa is and particularly Nigeria where he hails from. He has remained consistent with his message that the leadership conundrum in Nigeria must be solved by systematically unleashing the thinking prowess of young people and their passion to have a better country.
Prof. MarkAnthony Nze is someone who has carved a niche for himself in the world of creative conscious writing. His life has been fully dedicated to embarking on noble activities that are all geared toward positively affecting humanity. For him, instituting this prize was motivated by the desire and passion to see things work in Nigeria which incidentally is his home country. All his life, he has remained consistent with his stance that political restructuring and game-changing reforms are the only way out for Africa’s most populous country. This is the primary reason he wants young people to start looking in the direction of thinking, researching, and writing about restructuring which will most likely raise their consciousness and if possible spark an ideological shift from what is presently obtainable.
For this year, the topic for the literary prize is; ‘RESTRUCTURING: The Best Way Forward For Nigeria’. To become winners, interested participants are encouraged to write extensively about this topic and express in practical terms what they believe should be done, how it should be done, and the modalities. The work which is expected to be thoroughly original and the minimum word count is pegged at 2,500 words. Participants are expected to be very creative and original because plagiarism will earn them an automatic disqualification from the contest.
In his rather usual magnanimity, Prof. Nze has announced that the winners will be going home with mouth-watering prizes, amazing offers, and of course lots of opportunities going forward. The cash prize for winners is ₦150,000, ₦100,000, and ₦50,000 for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions respectively. It doesn’t surely get better than this.
It will interest you to know that the submission of entries is currently ongoing and will close for the last time on the 30th of April, 2023. There will be no further extension to this date and winners will emerge shortly after. The painstaking review of the submissions by participants will commence on the 1st of May through to the 1st of August 2023. The announcement of winners and the presentation of prices will happen on the 18th of August, 2023. Aside from the winning prizes listed above, there will be a lot of side attractions for the winners which would be publicised in due course.
So, are you a good writer? Do you have a critical and analytical mind? Do you think you have something to offer? If you answered ‘Yes’ to these questions, why not grab your pen, paper, and writing tabs and start writing immediately? The winner could be no other person but you! To be a part of this contest, simply send your entries to +2349036949021 on WhatsApp (Please No calls). That is the number to reach out to to get all your questions answered too.
Interested participants must note that to be a part of this contest, they must have an active Facebook account with a profile picture for easy identification and profiling. And again, they must be ready to take this opportunity very seriously which includes adhering to every instruction.
The Prof. Markanthony Nze Literary Prize is an opportunity to show the world what you can do. It is a chance to stimulate conversations that can proffer solutions to the problems Nigeria is facing. It is a chance to show the world that they are still critical thinkers in Nigeria. If you are interested, simply grab this opportunity with both arms. Don’t procrastinate on it because time is of the essence and opportunities don’t come every day. Good luck to the contestants.