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The Stellar Prize for Poets and Storytellers 2018

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2019/02/18
The Stellar Prize for Poets and Storytellers 2018

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The Stellar Prize invites submissions from outstanding youth between the ages of 14-45 who have shown exceptional talent or skill in literature. The Stellar Prize is the first of its kind and is primarily focused on young talents in literature. As one of the projects of The Stellar Community, the prize aims at empowering youths and young talents in Africa, as well as all over the world.

Entry rules:
[1] participants have to be between the ages of 14 and 45 by the time of submission.
[2] participants can be of any nationality.
[3] Entries must be unpublished poems or short stories.
[4] Poems cannot be more than 45 lines in length, and short stories cannot be more than 2000 words.
[5] All poems written in another language must bear an English translation. An exception to limit on the number of lines are allowed for this case.
[6] Multiple submissions are allowed up to 50 entries.

The Stellar Prize is divided into three award categories:

[1] Junior Stellar Prize (for ages between 14 and 18): only participants within Africa are eligible. First Place Winner receives $2,000, Second Place receives $1,200 and Third Place receives $600. In addition to 4 Honorable Mentions
[2] Stellar African Prize (for ages between 19 and 45) only participants within Africa are eligible. First Place Winner receives $3,000, Second Place Winner receives $1,400 and Third Place Winner receives $700 plus 4 Honorable Mentions.
[3] The Stellar International Award (for ages between 18 and 45): only participants outside Africa are eligible. First Place Winner is awarded $3,000, Second Place Winner receives $1,400, Third Place Winner receives $700 and Fourth Place Winner receives $300. In addition to 5 Honorable Mentions.
A fourth category is the Stellar Youth Award (SYA) for participants aged between 18 and 45 from all over the world. Every three years, entries for The Stellar Prize are reviewed, and a poet who has consequently made good submissions in previous years, but was not a prize winner in any of these years, would be awarded a sum of $4,300 for The Stellar Youth Award (SYA).

The expenses to attend the award ceremony, which would be held in Cape Verde for the 1st Stellar Prize, is covered by The Stellar Community for all winners. International prize winners from outside Africa would have all hotel lodging and feeding catered for, and would as well receive vouchers or significant discounts for flight expenses.

About the Stellar Prize:

The Stellar Prize is a prestigious award for outstanding youths (between the ages of 14 and 45) who have shown exceptional talent or skill in specific areas. The mission of the prize is empowering youths and young talents in Africa, as well as all over the world.




Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Age Groups
14 -45
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Literature

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Funding
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Accommodation, Food, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Not specified
Required Documents
Sample of your work

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
English
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