Call for Nomination for the 2021 Tell! Awards

Call for Nomination for the 2021 Tell! Awards

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2021 edition of the Tell! Awards. For the past 3 years, Tell! Africa has been at the forefront of building platforms and launching initiatives that enable African creatives to showcase and monetize their creativity. Every year, we organize the Tell! Awards which is aimed at celebrating African creativity and storytelling. You can read about previous editions of the Tell! Awards here

However, as a result of the global pandemic last year, we were not able to organize the 2020 Tell! Awards.

This year, the awards are back bigger and better than before.

So here’s how to get your works nominated for the 2021 Tell! Awards

Nominations for the awards are strictly EXCLUSIVE to African writers, poets, storytellers and authors who have accounts on any of our Tell! Platforms (Tell!, Tell! Books, Tippings) regardless of their age & location.

The Nomination Categories for this year’s Tell! Awards include:

Rising Star Creative Writer of the year

African Storyteller of the year

African Poet of the year

African Book of the year

African Campus Journalist of the year

Here is how to Nominate your creative work(s)

  1. Create A Tell! Account or Login to your already existing Tell! account to publish your best written work(s) for nomination. For the African Book of the year category, you are required to create an account on Tell! Books and publish your book.
  2. Select “Tell! Awards” as the category for your story and publish!
  3. Our Judges and the Tell! Awards Committee would go through these entries and select the ones that are suitable for nomination.

NoteWriters who have Tell! accounts and have already published great stories on Tell! or Tell! Books DO NOT have to go through this process as their works are automatically eligible for nomination. You also need to claim your Tippings page to be eligible for nomination. To learn more about this, click here


Winner of the 2021 Edition of the Tell! Awards will receive:

  • Book publishing Deal
  • Digital Award Certificates and Plaques
  • 3 months Tell! Intership
  • Free Access to Tell! Books Author Programme
  • Free access to all Tell! Academy writing courses for a year.
  • Tell! Branded Shirts & Souvenirs.
  • Press releases, Social media features and Tell! Interviews
  • Shared cash prize of up to NGN 100,000 ($210)

Deadline for Nominating your works is November 30th, 2021. The voting stage of the competition starts December 1st, 2021

We look forward to receiving your nominated works. May the best African creatives win!

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