The Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) has called for entries for the 2024 edition of the prizes for science, literature, and literary criticism.
The Nigeria Prize for Science is aimed at stimulating the advancement and application of science and technology. It is expected that the quest for a prestigious prize in science will improve science and technology in Nigeria, resolve issues that are germane to development of the country and help improve the standards of living.
This year, the science prize will be based on entries on the theme of “Innovations and Technologies for Reducing the Effects of Climate Change”.
The winner will receive a prize of $100,000.
According to NLNG, the prize is open to scientists and innovators from all over the world.
“To submit your entry, you must submit a research paper or project proposal that outlines your innovative solution to climate change. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2024,” the company said.
For the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2024, the genre in focus is children’s literature.
The winner will also receive a prize of $100,000.
To make an entry, one must be a Nigerian citizen and the book must have been published in 2021 or 2022.
The entry can be submitted online or by mail on or before April 2, 2024.
As for the Nigeria Prize for Literary Criticism, the award will remain open to critics from all over the world with focus on children’s literature.
To encourage literary criticism, the advisory board of the Nigeria Prize for Literature will reward the author of the best critical work with the sum of $10,000.
To submit an entry, one must submit three published critical essays on children’s literature. The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2024.
Last year, Professor Hippolite Amadi won the science prize on “Innovation for Enhancement of Healthcare Therapy” with his three technological innovations aimed at saving the lives of neonates by making the delivery of oxygen cheap and easy.
Obari Gomba won the literature prize while Eyoh Etim won the prize for literary criticism.