The African Voice Newspaper Organizes Writing Contest.



Entries are now being invited for the maiden Africans in Ireland Writing Competition (AIWC), organized by The African Voice Newspaper.

The AIWC, which will be an annual competition, is devoted to unpublished works of Africans writers and aspiring writers in Ireland. It aims to celebrate literary achievements of African immigrants and promote the culture of reading among children and young people. The competition will also showcase the rich diversity of African cultures and offer a platform for African writers to interact with writers from different nations and culture. We therefore aim to increase appreciation of various literary traditions and build understanding among cultures.

The Competition focuses specifically on African adults, youths and children in Ireland. This is a great opportunity for the African community to make their ideas and skills known and get greater exposure.
Download the entry form here.

Please email your story to editortheafricanvoice@gmail.com and include:

Title of Entry: -
Name of Entrant: -
Address: -
Email: -
Occupation: -
Age: -

Winner's stories will be published in the African Voice Newspapers and Website. The deadline for entries is 30th of November 2010

The Competition is open to entrants in three Categories:

I. Junior 12- 15 years (1000 words)
2. Senior 16-18 years (2000 words)
3. Adult 19+ years (2500 words)

Prizes will be awarded in each of the above categories. Entries can include, but not restricted to, short stories, non-fiction, fiction, feature stories, etc.

Junior 12- 15 years (1000 words)
- First prize: €150
- Second Prize: €100
- Third Prize: €50

Senior 16-18 years (2000 word)
The deadline for entries is 30th of November 2010
- First prize: €200
- Second Prize: €180
- Third Prize: €150

Adult 19+ years (2500 words)
- First prize: €200
- Second Prize: €150