AMBNPL'20 winner's list

Hear ye! Hear ye! The moment you have been waiting for is here. It is time to officially announce the winners of the A.T Marstein Books and News Prize for Literature Award 2020. It was surely worth the wait and very well-judged over the course of four months.

The AMBNPL’20 submission window was brought to a close on the 31st of December, 2020 by 11.59 pm. From that moment onward, it has been many days and nights of sorting through entries and making sure everything was all right.

One of A.T Marstein Books and News missions, as a book publishing, news publishing, and bookselling entity, is to provide a platform that encourages and enables youths to pursue the art of literature the more, in the continent of Africa and Nigeria precisely.

It is no news that over the years in Nigeria, the attitude towards writing has been subpar. Many aspiring talents have been left to desolation through lack of encouragement, adverse background, low funding, and societal pressure.

The outcome and this program bring about funding, support, and encouragement which are more than enough to push a budding writer across the line. Let us stop lingering too much on our dreams, here are the winners of the AMBNPL’20:

Top 3

Best Entry: Oluwadamilola Koya- N100,000, AMBNPL’20 official Sweat Shirt, Bag and Notepad.

Second place: Adeyemo Victor- N70,000, AMBNPL’20 official T Shirt, Notepad.

Third place: Ishola Oluwafemi- N30,000, AMBNPL’20 official T Shirt, Notepad.

Runner Ups

Here are the runner ups in no particular order:
  • Agwuna Favour
  • Hassan Usman
  • Prince Onyekwelu
  • Echezonachi Ogbonna
  • Agbikimi Verity
  • Olusoji Teni
  • Andrew Ashara
  • Chidinma Ibemere
  • Falaye Ayokunle
  • Emmanuel Akinwande
Consolation prize is made available for the runner ups.

The winners and runner-ups are required to wait to be contacted by the contest team of AMBNPL’20 within 48 hours for further details.

The entries of all contestants listed above would be revealed in the forthcoming anthology alongside other handpicked entries over the last two editions of AMBNPL’20. The anthology is free for all contestants and would be mailed to all before the last quarter of the year.

Takeaway: Remember, the AMBNPL’21 starts in the last quarter of the year. Flyers and details would be out before the last quarter of the year.

Previous contestants are the first to get any update about the contest, so stay tuned to your mail. Practice and get ready for this year’s edition. Who knows, it might be your time to blossom!

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