Saturday, 22 December 2018

Who won the Inaugural Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge?



Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge Winners
Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge Winners

Sima Essien, a 100-level student of the University of Nsukka, studying English and Literature, is the winner of the inaugural Union Bank Campus Writing Challenge, an OkadaBooks intiative. His winning story, All your Colours, tells of the power and pain of family and love.

Jesutofunmi Fekoya, a 300-level law student of the University of Lagos came second. Her story, Dark Clouds, explores pollution.

In 3rd place - Joseph Akinkunmi, a 400-level student of Zoology in the University of Ilorin. His story, Dry Lids and the Devil's Strings, tells the story of a young girl who suffers from an inability to shed tears. (This story is said to be inspired by a real life event!)

The Audience favourite and the Best Cover Design winners have also been announced:

Audience favourite: Roseline Okorie, a 200-level law student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University. During a 2-week voting session for the top 150 entries, Roseline’s story scored the highest number of votes for her story Silence that Spoke.

Best Cover Design: Tales of Kuki by Idaewor Abel, a 300-level dentistry student of the University of Benin, was voted by the public as the entry with the best book cover due to its simple but well detailed graphic design.

Here's the full list of the top 150 entries.


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