The New Man Writing Contest is a yearly literary writing contest organised by The New Man Movement, a positive youth organization with vibrant minds that desire a change in society beginning with the youths.

At The New Man Movement, we believe that writing has a power to change men from the old to the new. This is why in it's fourth year, The New Man Writing Contest is targeted at the promotion of literary works by combing through the forest of literary virginity amongst secondary school students.

We hereby call for submission of entries for the 2019 Edition of the contest.


1. Entry for this Contest is FREE
2. This contest is ONLY open to ACTIVE students of secondary schools in Nigeria.
3. There are two Contest Categories
a. Junior Secondary Category
b. Senior Secondary Category.
4. Submission Opens from the 24th of July and runs through 29th October, 2019.
5. The general Theme for the Contest is ''African Heritage and Values'' Participants in the contest may choose to modify titles depending on the genre. However, titles must link to the central theme.

Submission Modalities:
1. Length of Submission.
a. Poetry- No lesser than one page.
b. Essay, Prose and Drama submissions should not exceed 5000 words.

2. Entries should be mailed to
A short biography of the writer, school, Contest Category (Junior/Senior Secondary), class details and contact Information should be attached to the email.

All winners would be announced on our Website, Social Media Handles and Media Partner Platforms

Awards and Prizes in Financial Scholarship will be awarded to top three winners- in each literary genre .

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