The Channels Book Club is a program produced by Channels Television to promote education and literary culture in Nigeria and beyond.
Since its inception, the show has promoted literary efforts, attracted and featured some of the most celebrated literary icons in Nigeria and showcased important literary events.
The competition has come a long way since it first began in 2013, with Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart as its inaugural novel. Winners over the years have been taken on sponsored trips to Germany, London, Sharjah, and Dallas respectively. So, if you are a senior secondary school student in Nigeria, this is your play!
Grand Prize for this year: A Sponsored Trip to ThrillerFest 2020 New York, USA
COMPETITION PROCESS / SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
1. Candidates must be bona fide students of any Nigerian secondary school.
2. Candidates should read Yejide Kilanko’s novel titled, DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH and write an essay that is not longer than 1,500 words to review the book.
3. The essay document must have a title, the candidate’s full name, and the candidate’s contact number.
4. Candidates must fill an entry form and also upload their essays, a scanned copy of a recent passport photograph, a scanned copy of the candidate’s last school academic report or score sheet on the Channels Television web page for this competition. Click HERE to fill the entry form and upload the essay and other requested documents.
5. The entry form should be filled and the essay plus other required documents uploaded on or before 5th of April, 2020.
6. By entering the competition, candidates agree to share the copyright of the submitted essay to Channels Television giving the station the right to reproduce, distribute and broadcast the essay in print, electronic or any other medium, and in turn to authorize others to do the same.
7. Each candidate must promise that the essay is his or her original work. If it contains material such as previously published works, the original material must be clearly identified and acknowledged within the text. Candidates must not engage in plagiarism.
8. Channels Television will reserve the right to withhold the prizes if the standard of the essays submitted is not of sufficient merit.
NOTE: ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VALIDATED BY AN INDEPENDENT PANEL OF JUDGES. ONLY CANDIDATES WHO QUALIFY SHOULD APPLY. CANDIDATES MUST ENSURE THE ESSAYS ARE THEIR OWN ORIGINAL WORKS.
Click HERE to fill the entry form and upload the essay and other requested documents.
The deadline for submission of entries is the 5th of April, 2020.
Adapted from Channels Book Club.