Here comes another Young Writers' Contest!

As Jordan Hill begins the celebration of ten years of empowering young readers and writers, we call on young budding writers registered in any of the Young Authors’ Club in our partner schools across Lagos to engage in this year’s Young Writers’ Contest. You stand the chance of winning the following cash prizes:

First prize: 50,000NGN

Second prize: 30,000NGN

Third prize: 20,000NGN


Jordan Hill aims to develop and enhance children’s reading, writing and speaking skills through the Young Writers’ Contest 2021.

How to Enter:

  1. You should already be a member of the Young Authors’ Club in any of the Jordan Hill partner schools:

Corona School Victoria Island

Corona School Lekki

Corona School Ikoyi

Corona School Gbagada

The Pottersland School

  1. Read the book you were given in the Young Authors’ Club.  After reading the text thoroughly, you will be required to write a review of the book as other readers will be interested in your opinion of the books you’ve read. Use the ‘What Your Review Should Look Like’ document to complete your review appropriately.
  1. Children aged 5-6 should complete their book review activity using the Junior Book Review template, scan to submit, while children from seven up should complete their book review activity in a word document type-written format using the following:

Fonts type: Century Gothic

Fonts size: 12

  1. Submit the completed book review on or before Friday, 30th July 2021 by completing the form below.
  1. You are also required to create a 1-minute video of you reviewing the book orally and have your parent post it on Instagram following these steps:

a). Ensure the video is recorded in a landscape format.

b). It is not more than one minute/ 60 seconds long.

c). It should be posted from an adult’s social media handle – your parents’ preferably.

d). The caption should have the title of the book and the name of the author.

e). Tag and mention @jordanhill.ed when posting the video so that we can access the content.

f.) Use the following hashtags when posting




Submission of videos on Instagram opens on Saturday, 17th July and closes on Friday, 30th July 2021.

  1. Only participants with well-written book reviews and well-produced videos will be shortlisted for the Best Book Reviews Award and stand a chance of winning the cash prizes. Therefore, please pay attention to all instructions and be sure to follow through on them.
  1. On 9th August 2021 in celebration of Jordan Hill’s tenth anniversary, as well as the National Book Lovers Day, award-winning pieces will be published online on the Jordan Hill Young Writers’ Blog while participants of best-written pieces and best-done videos will be published on the Jordan Hill’s social media platforms! After that, participants will receive their cash prizes.

                  Are you a book lover? Then, get into the Young Writers’ Contest now!!!

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