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The Stellar Prize has begun accepting submissions for the 1st Stellar Prize, which would run from February 16, 2018 to February 18, 2019. The Stellar Prize is a prestigious award for outstanding youths (between the ages of 14 and 45) who have shown exceptional talent or skill in any written work. The Stellar Prize is one of the projects of The Stellar Community, with the mission of empowering young talents in Africa, as well as all over the world. This year, The Stellar Prize has specific focus on poetry and short stories. The award is usually in the form of prize money, and certificates.

The entry fee for the First Bid is $5 (approx. 1,800 Naira) for every first entry and $3 (approx. 1,000 Naira) for every other subsequent entry. One can make only a maximum of 50 entries. Only poems and short stories are considered. The Second Bid begins by June 12, 2018 and ends by November 8, 2018 by 23:59 WAT. The entry fee for the Second Bid is $7 (approx. 2,500 Naira) for every first entry and $4 (approx. 1,400 Naira) for each subsequent one. The final and Third Bid begins by November 9, 2018 and ends by February 18, 2019 by 23:59 WAT. The final deadline to submit your entry for The Stellar Prize is February 18, 2019 by 23:59 WAT. The entry fee for the Final Bid is $9 (approx. 3,200 Naira) for the first entry, and $5 (approx. 1,800 Naira) for each subsequent entry. Late applications cannot be appealed. 

Awards

The Award would be given under three categories:
1. Junior Stellar Prize (for ages between 14 and 18)
– only for participants within Africa
  • First Place Winner:  700,000 Naira (approx. $2,000 USD)
  • Second Place Winner: 400,000 Naira (approx. $1,200 USD)
  • Third Place Winner: 200,000 Naira (approx. $600 USD)
  • Plus 4 Honorable Mentions
2. Stellar African Prize (for ages between 19 and 45)
– only for participants within Africa
  • First Place Winner: 1 Million Naira (approx. $3,000 USD)
  • Second Place Winner: 500,000 Naira (approx. $1,400 USD)
  • Third Place Winner: 250,000 Naira (approx. $700 USD)
  • Plus 4 Honorable Mentions
3. The Stellar International Award (for ages between 18 and 45)
– only for participants outside Africa
  • First Place Winner: 1 Million Naira (approx. $3,000 USD)
  • Second Place Winner: 500,000 Naira (approx. $1,400 USD)
  • Third Place Winner: 250,000 Naira (approx. $700 USD)
  • Fourth Place Winner: 100,000 Naira (approx. $300 USD)
  • Plus 5 Honorable Mentions
Eligibility
  • You have to meet the age requirement for whichever category you are applying for.
  • Any nationality or professional background can participate but must apply under the appropriate category.
  • Entries must be unpublished poems or short stories.
  • Poems cannot be more than 45 lines in length, and short stories cannot be more than 2000 words.
  • All poems written in another language must carry an English translation. An exception to limit on number of lines are allowed for this case.
  • All poems are submitted online through the official website. Only submissions done through this official website are accepted.
  • Former winners of The Stellar Youth Award are not eligible to compete
  • There is a submission fee of $5 (approx. 1,800 naira) for the first entry and $3 (approx. 1,000 naira) for subsequent entries for The First Bid. Multiple submissions and entries are allowed.

 

Specifications
Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline18 February,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Ivan Ezeigbo Foundation (IEZEF)
Contact the organizer[email protected]

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