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Punocracy Prize for Satire 2020

Punocracy Prize for Satire 2020

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Application calls for Punocracy Prize for Satire 2020. Punocracy is a community of young writers of satire in Nigeria that was launched in March 2018 to encourage free speech, promote critical thinking, and spread political consciousness. The objective is the Punocracy Prize for Satire is to make satire a widely accepted and understood tool of socio-political commentary in the country and to kindle the fire of interest in the genre. In short, the mission is to improve satirical literacy and create a safe space for writers and lovers of satire.


  • First place (Literature): N70,000, books, and certificate.
  • First place (Visual art): N50,000, books, and certificates.
  • Second place (Literature): N50,000, books, and certificates.
  • Third place (Literature): N30,000, books, and certificates.


Applicants should be Nigerians aged between 15 and 30 years as of July 19, 2020. Only one entry is allowed per person. Also, the entry must be

  • Written in English and saved in a .doc format (for articles) and .pdf (for cartoons).
  • Anything between 300 and 1500 words (for articles).
  • Not plagiarised in part or in a whole.
  • Not jointly authored or created.
  • Not have been previously published.
  • Most importantly, be satirical.


Judges are looking for great works of satire, and by definition, this includes articles that creatively deploy wit, irony, sarcasm, and/or ridicule in criticizing faults. Entries may take the shape of prose, dramanewspoetry, a speech, a bill, a letter, a manual, a prophecy, an essay, an advert, or even quasi-scriptural passages. Whatever works for you really. There are also no restrictions on topics. Punocracy, however, encourages that the selected topic is approached in a way that will make the work relevant for a long period.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline19 July,2020
Open toAll
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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