NLNG Throws Open Prizes for Literature and Science

Tony Attah, CEO, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas
Tony Attah, CEO, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited is inviting applications for the 2018 Prize for Literature and Science competition. The prizes are aimed at bringing Nigerian scientists and authors to public attention and celebrating excellence in scientific breakthroughs and literary accomplishments in the nation.

The literature prize in 2018 will focus on Drama while the science prize will be accepting entries on Innovations in Electric Power Solutions. Prizes will rotate among four literary genres- Prose Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Children’s Literature for the literature.

The award that started in 2004 will see successful applicants pocket the  cash prize  of $100,000 each.  The literature prize opened on February 13, 2018 and will close on March 29, 2018.  The window for the science prize opened on February 15, 2018 and will close on May 25, 2018.

The company said Professor Matthew Umukoro will head the panel of judges for this year’s Literature prize competition. Professor Umukoro is a professor of Theatre Arts at University of Ibadan.

Other members include Professor Mohammed Inuwa Buratai, a Professor of Theatre and Performing Arts and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU), Zaria; and Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Udengwu, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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