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    Saturday, 9 September 2017

    Opportunity for Nigerian Football Fans | Enter forGoal.com’s #WritingGamesNG

    The Nigerian edition of football’s leading Website,Goal.com Nigeria, is currently accepting essay submissions for its #WritingGamesNG competition.
    Organised in partnership with the University of Sussex, the aim of #WritingGamesNG is “to engage Nigerians on how to improve football in the country.”
    The competition has two categories:
    Category 1 for final year undergraduates and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) personnel; and
    Category 2 for secondary school students and seniors in sixth form colleges in the country.
    The theme of the 2017 competition is “Making Nigerian football attractive in a digital age.”
    Here are the prizes for winners.
    Category 1
    Gold Medal – 100,000 Naira and £500#WritingGamesNG bursary for the University of Sussex MA in Creative and Critical Writing(2018 entry)
    Silver Medal – 50,000 Naira
    Bronze Medal – 25,000 Naira
    Category 2
    Gold Medal – 75,000 Naira
    Silver Medal – 50,000 Naira
    Bronze Medal – 25,000 Naira
    The competition’s inaugural winner in 2016, Oladele Oluwasogo, states that “the second category is in its first year.”
    Goal.com Nigeria, he explains, “are interested in seeing how intelligent and creative Nigerian secondary school students are, especially when it comes to writing,” and that “competitions like this can help build the interest of kidsin creative writing, and we are ready to encourage them.”
    Deadline for submissions: September 11, 2017.
    Guidelines
    *.Must be a final year student of a Nigerian university or a final year student in a secondary school.
    *.Must be a current NYSC personnel.
    *.IDs will be presented alongside entries.
    *.By participating, entrants agree that their names, profiles and images can be used for publicity purposes for the competition.
    *.Entries must be between 500-750 words and will be judged on the originality of ideas and creative solutions for the topic.
    *.Entries will only be accepted via email, writinggamesng@gmail.com.
    *.Entries close at midnight on September 11, 2017.

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