The (ACT) Awele Creative Trust Award

The (ACT) Awele Creative Trust Award

The (ACT) Awele Creative Trust Award

Applications are currently available for the Awele Creative Trust Award. It is open to all short story writer between ages 16-26 who is Nigerian or resides in Nigeria, apply soon! The deadline is January 10.

Awele Creative Trust (ACT) is a non-profit trust founded in 2013 to offer a platform and enabling environment for creative young persons in Nigeria through literature and arts. Beginning in 2015, ACT offers an annual award with a monetary sum attached to it, to encourage aspiring writers.

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The ACT prize is granted to a short story by any writer:

  • Between the ages of 16 and 26,
  • Who is a resident in Nigeria.


  • The winning author will received a cash prize of N50,000.


A longlist will be declared in February, and a shortlist of five will be announced in March. A winner will be announced in April 2024.


  • Previously published work is not eligible for the ACT award.
  • Submissions should be made by e-mail only to
  • Only one story per author will be considered in any one year.
  • Submissions should include a cover note with the name, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number of the author.
  • Only fictional work is eligible.
  • Works must be between 2,500 and 5,000 words.
  • Works translated into English from any Nigerian languages are eligible. Should such a work win, N20,000 of the prize money will go to the translator.

Application Deadline: January 10, 2024.

The (ACT) Awele Creative Trust Award

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