Entries are being called for the 2019 Nigeria Prize for Literature, Literary Criticism Prize and Science, all sponsored by Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited.
The Science and Literature prizes, which are now in their 15th year, each come with a cash prize of $100, 000 while the Literary Criticism Prize has a prize money of ₦1,000,000
The Science Prize, which recognizes outstanding scientific achievements by Nigerians and non-Nigerians, will this year focus on Climate Change: Erosion, Drought and Desertification.
The Literature Prize, on the other hand, will focus on Children’s Literature. The prize which honours the author of the best book by a Nigerian, rotates among four literary genres, namely Prose Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Children’s Literature. The Literary Criticism Prize, which also aims to promote Nigerian Literature, will receive entries on works in literary criticism of Nigerian Literature, especially critical essays on new writings in Nigerian Literature.
The Call for Entries for the Literature prize and Literary Criticism will close on April 5, 2019, while the window for the science prize will close on May 3, 2019.