In 2024, the Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors has upped the ante, offering a staggering sum of over N3 million in total prize money!

HIASFEST 2024 Announces Prizes for Poetry, Short Story


Are you a young and aspiring writer with a passion for poetry or prose? Do you dream of seeing your words come to life in the pages of a published book? If so, then the Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors is the perfect platform for you to showcase your talent and make your mark in the literary world. Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey of creativity and recognition, as HIASFEST 2024 presents the most prestigious prize for teen authors in Nigeria!

Unleashing Literary Talent:

The Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors is a celebration of young literary minds, providing them with an exceptional opportunity to shine in the literary landscape. Organized by HIASFEST, one of Nigeria’s most prominent cultural festivals, this prize aims to encourage and reward young writers who have the potential to become the literary stars of tomorrow.

The Rich Prize Package:

In 2024, the Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors has upped the ante, offering a staggering sum of over N3 million in total prize money! The prize money is divided between poetry and prose, with three winners emerging from each genre. The talented winners of each group will walk away with an impressive N300,000 each, totaling an impressive N600,000.

The breakdown of cash prizes for each group is as follows:

  • First Position: N150,000
  • Second Position: N100,000
  • Third Position: N50,000

But that’s not all! The winning authors will also have the privilege of having their literary creations published. HIASFEST proudly sponsors the publishing of six books by the winners at an estimated cost of N2.8 million. If there is a tie between participants, the number of published books may increase to seven, demonstrating the unwavering commitment of HIASFEST to recognizing and nurturing literary talent.

The Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors at HIASFEST 2024 promises to be a celebration of creativity, inspiration, and literary excellence. With cash prizes exceeding N3 million and the opportunity to have their work published, young writers have every reason to participate and make their mark in the literary sphere.

Supporting Teen Authors:

HIASFEST understands the value of parental support in nurturing young talent. To ensure the rewards reach the deserving recipients, the cash prizes are directly transferred to the parents’ accounts and not to the schools. This approach not only celebrates the authors’ accomplishments but also acknowledges the essential role parents play in fostering their creative abilities.

The Enchanting HIASFEST Experience:

HIASFEST is known for its vibrant atmosphere, cultural diversity, and electrifying performances. It is a melting pot of creativity, where talents from various disciplines come together to create an unforgettable experience. The Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors is one of the most anticipated events during HIASFEST, drawing attention from literary enthusiasts, educators, and avid readers alike.

A Call to Aspiring Writers:

Are you between the ages of 13 and 19? Do you have a passion for storytelling or weaving poetry? The Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors awaits your submission! This is your chance to shine and leave an indelible mark in the literary world. Let your imagination soar and your words flow, as you join the ranks of talented teen authors who have received this prestigious award in the past.

So, if you are a budding author looking for recognition, support, and a chance to showcase your talent to the world, gear up for HIASFEST 2024 and the Nigeria Prize for Teen Authors. Unleash your creativity and get ready to embark on a journey that may change your life forever. Happy writing!

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