The Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize
The Department of English, University of Ghana, under the sponsorship of the Kofi Awoonr Family and Chief Dele Momodou of Ovation International magazine, announces the establishment of The Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize. The biennial competition will initially alternate between significant collections of Poetry, Prose and Essay, the three literary genres in which Professor Awoonor distinguished himself.
To be eligible to win the Prize, a person must be an African and a currently registered student of the University of Ghana or must have graduated within the past five (5) years (2011-2016).
For the maiden edition, each participant must submit four (4) copies of a full-length collection ofPoetry, published (between 2011 and 2016) or unpublished. Unpublished works must be typed, double spacedand in Times New Roman12point font size.
Published works and hard copies of unpublished works (in Microsoft word format, printed on one side of A4 sheets and soft-bound) should be submitted under registered cover to:
The Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize Committee
The Department of English
University of Ghana, Legon
P.O. Box LG 129
Soft copies of unpublished works should be sent to the following email address:email@example.com
The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is June 15, 2016.
There will be one major prize of GHȻ 5000 and two consolation book prizes,
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER
The winner will be announced on September 21, 2016.