Organisers of the Quramo Writers’ Prize says winners of the competition will be announced on October 2.

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According to a statement by the organisers, winners of the children and adult categories will be rewarded with a publishing deal.

“The Quramo Publishing Company could not have chosen a better time to present a literary project. The reading culture is at an all-time low and in need of a boost. Creating a competition that draws out new writers will mean new, diverse stories to read,” the statement read.

“The Quramo Writers’ Prize award event will bring together the best hands in the literary world, and stakeholders of the arts. This event is planned to reward first-time writers in both children (under 16) and adult categories.

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“The Quramo Writers’ Prize will encourage the inclination, the habit, the discipline, and the art of telling these stories. They are important because of our collective identity, the sense of history they convey because our stories are who we are.

“The major prize will be a publishing deal for winners of the competition. There will also be cash prizes and other incentives. The event, taking place at the Eko Hotel and Suites on October 2, 2017, will be well attended by connoisseurs of the arts, renowned writers, writing enthusiasts, and socialites. This mixture of people will surely give writing (and reading) the attention it deserves.”

Ego Boyo, Aduke Gomez, Olakunle Kasumu, Ayo Inika, Pauline Tomlin and Kayode Kofoworola are the judges of the 2017 edition of the competition.

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