JLF Foundation Set To Reward Budding Writing Talent
In recognition of creative writing as an invaluable talent worthy of reward, JLF a Non governmental and not-for-profit organisation has announced a writing competition tagged “JLF Writing Competition”. The winner of this competition will be rewarded with =N= 150,000 while the first and second runners-up will receive =N= 100,000 and =N= 50,000 respectively. The top three winners would have the opportunity to be mentored by the judges.
JLF writing competition has been organized in a bid to discover and promote literary talents in Nigeria. According to the foundation, it is “instituted for the purpose of identifying talents in literature with the intent to evaluate and maintain the success of each competitor by selecting the best. The 2016 edition is planned to be bigger and better!
Participants are required to pick a story, chapter or verse from the Bible and write a synopsis into present day or the future. Contestants would be given two weeks to submit their synopses.
The judges would each pick the best six synopses and the shortlisted contestants would be given two weeks to fully develop their synopsis in either of the categories below Short film, Full length feature film, Mini Series.
The contest is open to all ages, religion or social background. All synopses are to be uploaded on www.jlffoundation.org. The competition is opened from November 22nd and closes December 5th, 2016. Announcement of results and invitation to receive prizes is slated for January 20th, 2017.
The panel of judges is made up of seasoned and accomplished professionals in the creative industry. They are Anthony KAN Onwordi, literary writer and recipient of NDDC/Ken Saro Wiwa Literature Prize; renowned actor and multi-award winning filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan; writer and award winning creative entrepreneur, Victoria Thomas; and Wana Wana, multimedia journalist, writer and filmmaker.