BBC News Hausa Service has announced a call for entries for this year’s edition of its annual short writing competition from June 1. The entries for the contest will close on August 24, with a winner and two runners up receiving a cash prize and plaque at a special awards night to take place in November.
Introduced in 2016, the competition will welcome works of fiction from women writing Hausa while entries should be between the 1000-1500 word range. The last edition of the competition was won by Safiyya Ahmad, a 23-year-old from Zaria, Kaduna for her story ‘Maraici’, which sought to narrate the ordeal of a girl neglected at early childhood.
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, head of BBC West Africa Languages, expressed delight that the competition has continued to witness increase in the number of women participants annually. “BBC Hausa is consistently engaging with its female audiences through this competition and we are delighted to see more women participate yearly,” Ogunseye said.
Participants are expected to send their entries here.
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