Months after  careful selection of over 1000 manuscripts that spanned crime, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery/thriller genre, submitted by budding writers for the Dusty... GTBANK Unveil Winners Of Dusty Manuscript

 

Months after  careful selection of over 1000 manuscripts that spanned crime, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery/thriller genre, submitted by budding writers for the Dusty Manuscript competition and pruning it further to 20 entries, the judges for the contest finally unveiled the best three winning entries on Wednesday June 13th at the sponsors, GT bank headquarters.

Kukogho Iruesiri Samson’s manuscript, ‘Devil‘s Pawn’ won the top prize of a million naira and a publishing contract under the Farafina Breeze imprint to be distributed on the Okada Books e-platform.

 

 

 

 

MD GTBank, Segun Agbaje presenting the cheque to the winner of the Dusty Manuscript competition, Samson Kukogho.

 

Onochie Emeka Onyekwena’s manuscript, ‘The Orchid Protocol’ made it to the second position with a winning prize money of N500,000 and a publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd under their Breeze imprint.

 

 

( Onochie Emeka Onyekwena pictured with the MD GTBank, Segun Agbaje )

 

 

 

Nneoma Anieto’s manuscript, ‘The Other Side of Truth’ came in, in the third position with the winning prize money of 250,000 and a publishing contract with Kachifo Ltd under their Breeze imprint.

 

Its all smiles and excitement as the 2nd runner up of the competition, Nneoma Anieto’s receives her cheque from MD GTBANK, Segun Agbaje.

 

Nneoma Anieto (2nd runner up)

 

The authors of the rest of the entries weren’t left behind. They were privileged   to experience a two-day writer’s boot camp where they interacted with accomplished authors who trained them on polishing their writing skills, knowing the pitfalls in the publishing process and how to avoid them, the business side of publishing, reading and understanding the fine lines in contracts etc.

Organised in partnership with Okadabooks and Farafina, The Dusty Manuscript Contest is part of GT Bank’s You READ initiative, aimed at promoting reading culture and inspiring the next generation of award-winning and globally renowned authors.

 

 

 

 

 

Top 20 Dusty Manuscript

 

 

 

Top 20 Dusty Manuscript

Gt Bank is renowned for its interests  in exploring and providing a platform to discover hidden talents among Nigerian writers, to help revive the country’s reading culture. Like it has done in the food and drink business, the fashion industry, photography etc, GT Bank’s culture of providing the much needed platform to promote and empower hitherto neglected industries is without a doubt a commendable one, worthy of emulation.

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