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Published On: Fri, Oct 31st, 2014

Calls for Entries for 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature

LAGOS OCTOBER 31ST (URHOBOTODAY)- Nigeria’s most innovative
telecommunications company has announced the 2014 Flash Fiction Prize category of the Etisalat Prize for literature.
This award category which is in line with the company’s goal of
inspiring and encouraging creativity is designed to celebrate the short form of storytelling.

A statement made available to URHOBOTODAY an online medium, Director, Brands and Communication of Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Enitan Denloye said, “In today’s fast paced world, communication is right at our finger tips through the use of smart devices; phones, tablets and the likes and people prefer to consume information on-the-go and in small bits. The flash fiction category therefore seeks to marry these concepts thus providing added value to mobile device users across Africa.”
Yje statement disclosed that entry is open to the public, who would also be responsible for reviewing entries and ultimately voting the winner.
The statement explained that flash fiction prize is awarded to the top three writers in this category, adding that the winning author receives a cash prize of £1,000, a high-end device with his or her published e-book promoted online and via digital media platforms.
“The category will also produce two runners up, with each receiving a cash sum of £500 and a smart device for their literary efforts. Interested writers are encouraged to enter works of not more than 300 words at the Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction webpages
“Entries will close on November 4th, 2014 while review and voting will commence from November 5th, 2014 through November 25th, 2014. The top 20 entries would be announced after moderations on December 7, 2014 while the shortlist will be announced in January 2014,” the statement disclosed.

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