Malawian writers encouraged to enter UK’s inaugural arts competition

Organizers of the inaugural Emerging Voices a global arts competition which has just been launched by The Financial Times in London in collaboration with the Oppenheimer Funds have made a special request to Malawian fiction writers to submit their entries in the competition in which the winners will receive a prize of US$ 40,000.
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Delegate Marketing Executive Martin Onderdonck for FT-Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards says in a statement made available to Nyasa Times that the inaugural FT/Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices Awards aims to recognize extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations.

“For Africa and the Middle East, the category of the competition is literary fiction and writers from Malawi are invited to submit their entries, completely free,” says Onderdonck.

According the information on the website the award will be open to residents or passport holders of emerging nations in three categories: Africa and the Middle East: Works of fiction published in English;  Asia-Pacific: Films in any language with English subtitles and  Latin America and the Caribbean: including, but not limited to, paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs, prints and mixed media.

“The judges aim to reward those in each of the eligible art forms whose work show outstanding talent and in some way further understanding of their region”.

The long list for each category will be announced on 5 June 2015.

“This will be followed by the announcement of three finalists on 7 August 2015 who will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in New York on 5 October 2015 where category winners will be announced.  The winner in each category will receive a prize award of $40,000 and will also be featured in a post event magazine and videos profiled on ft.com,” says the website write up.

For more information on the competition follow the link: http://www.ft-live.com/emerging-voices/

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2 thoughts on “Malawian writers encouraged to enter UK’s inaugural arts competition”

  1. Thitherward Wendo says:

    # 1 Mhesha, clearly you were not able to understand this article. It is not an advertisement for a language arts programme. It is an invitation for Malawians and Malawi residents to compete for a US$40,000 prize in fictional literature.

    It seems that some people have become so obsessed with gays that they are unable to think about anything else. If that is the only thought that your head has room for, you need to expand it with Thoko’s Therapeutic, All-New, Improved, Revised, Extended, Standard Chimutu Enhancer (and Miracle Cure for AIDS and Cretinism).

  2. Mhesha says:

    What kind of arts can Malawians learn from the UK? Find out. .what .this Kingdom knows better is promoting gayism…basi!

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