Entries are hereby invited for the Nigeria prize for teen authors. The prize is for poetry and fiction (Novella or collection of short stories) and is open to only Nigerian teen authors who are still in secondary school irrespective of their place of residence. The prize carries a reward of N300,000 for poetry and N300, 000 for fiction.


Six copies of the entry with evidence of Nigerian citizenship (photocopy of Nigerian passport or National identity card), birth certificate, letter of recommendation by school and parents, last term’s report sheet, shall be submitted by the authors. Published or unpublished books shall be submitted to the Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation, by the stipulated deadline.

Books published before 2020 will not be accepted. Complete contact information, including full contact address, emails, phone numbers of school and parent and other relevant contact information plus passport photograph in school uniform should accompany each submission. A student-writer will enter only one work per category. An entry must not have been submitted for another literary prize elsewhere. An entry (whether published or not) must never be repeated in the subsequent years of this prize.

The prize is for ORIGINAL WORKS of the entrants.The Sponsor or the Administrators shall NOT be responsible for the consequences of any plagiarised work.

CLOSE OF ENTRY:All entries must come in by 30th November, 2020

Winners shall be announced and presented with their prizes at the finals of Hadiza Ibrahim Aliyu Schools Festival (HIASFEST 2021) on 23rd January, 2021 at Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna, Niger State by 10am.

National Coordinator: MAKAMA 08034524787, Asst. Coordinator: ABEL 08064344947

Entries should be sent to: Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation, Suite C6, 3rd Floor, Shamraz Plaza, opposite Murtala Park, Bosso Road, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. Email: hilltopcart@gmail.comFor further information, visit HIASFEST; facebook: Hiasfest; Twitter: Hiasfest; Instagram: Hiasfest;Facebook: Hilltop Creative Arts Foundation