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2013 @Channels_TV Book Club Essay Competition for Secondary School Students

2013 @Channels_TV Book Club Essay Competition for Secondary School Students

Channels TV Book Club Essay Competition is giving Nigerian Secondary School students an awesome opportunity to take part in an essay competition and win some amazing prizes including a sponsored trip to Germany!

Channels TV Book Club Essay Competition


Review of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart


Channels TV Book Club


1st Prize Winner: A sponsored trip to the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany and N50,000 worth of books

2nd Prize Winner: A sponsored trip to the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria and N50,000 (£200/$300) worth of books

3rd Prize Winner: N50,000 (£200/$300) worth of books


25 August, 2013


  • To Enter for the Competition:

a) Candidates should read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

b) Candidates should write an essay that is not longer than 1,500 words to review the book. The essay should not have more than 10 references.

c) The submitted essay must have: a title; the candidate’s full name; and the candidate’s contact number. The essay must be properly formatted.

d) By entering the competition, candidates agree to transfer the copyright of the submitted essay to Channels Television giving the station the right to reproduce, distribute and broadcast the essay in printed, electronic or any other medium, and in turn to authorise others to do the same. Channels Television will also have the right to edit the essays as deemed appropriate for publishing.

e) Candidate must ensure that the essay is his or her original work. If it contains material such as previously published works, the material must be clearly identified and acknowledged within the text. Candidates must not engage in plagiarism.

f) Channels Television will reserve the right to withhold the prizes if the standard of the essays submitted is not of sufficient merit.

g) The 10 best candidates in stage one (the reading and review stage) will be invited to discuss their work before a panel of judges and the winner of the competition will be picked from amongst them.

  • The competition is targeted at secondary school students in Nigeria who are not older than 19 years old.
  • Candidates must be bona fide students of any Nigerian secondary school.
  • Candidates must enrol online, download and fill an entry form for the competition from Channels Website.
  • Candidates must send by email the following:
  1. The filled entry form
  2. An essay, reviewing the selected novel, in not more than 1500 words.
  3. A scanned copy of a recent passport photograph
  4. A scanned copy of the candidate’s last school academic report or score sheet in the last academic year.
  • The above requirements should be sent by email to on or before 25th of August, 2013.
  • The competition will be supervised by a 3-member panel of judges. The judges will be experts and active participants in the literary industry in Nigeria.
  • Their task will be to assess the quality of the essays submitted and the writers of the essays.
  • They will also serve as umpires to ensure that the rules of the competition are adhered to.
  • The competition is being sponsored by Lufthansa German Airline, Laterna Books & Goethe Institut.


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