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The Stellar Prize

The Stellar Prize

 

Description

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 Stellar Prize is the first of its kind and is primarily focused on young talents in literature. The Stellar Prize is one of the projects of The Stellar Community, with the mission of empowering youths and young talents in Africa, as well as all over the world. The award is usually in the form of prize money, and certificates. In addition to this, 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. The award ceremony is held in a different country each year. To learn more about The Stellar Community and make donations, please visit www.thestellarcommunity.iezef.org. The Stellar Prize is usually awarded annually.

Eligibility

  • You have to be between the ages of 14 and 45 (14 and 45 inclusive) by the time of submission. Participants in the Junior Stellar Prize have to be between the ages of 14 and 18 (14 and 18 inclusive). Participants in The Stellar Prize have to be between the ages of 19 and 45 (19 and 45 inclusive).
  • Any nationality can participate. All applications, from anywhere in the world, would be reviewed for this award insofar it complies with the guidelines. Applicants from outside Africa are considered only for the Stellar International Award and the Stellar Youth Award. Applicants from Africa however are only considered for the Junior Stellar Prize.
  • Entires must be unpublished poems or short stories.
  • Poems cannot be more than 45 lines in length, and short stories cannot be more than 2000 words.
  • All poems written in another language must bear an English translation. An exception to limit on number of lines are allowed for this case.
  • Multiple submissions are allowed.
  • Only submissions done through the official website are accepted.
  • The judges decision is final and cannot be appealed.
  • Only poems and short stories are accepted for the 1st Stellar Prize.

Read the full list of Rules.
For the Early Bid Application, the following fees apply for both categories of the Stellar Prize:
The submission fee for the first submission is 5 USD .
Every other subsequent submission costs 3 USD .

Awards

The Stellar Prize is divided into three award categories:

  1. Junior Stellar Prize (for ages between 14 and 18)
    only for participants within Africa
  • First Place Winner:   (approx. 2,000 USD)
  • Second Place Winner:  (approx. 1,200 USD)
  • Third Place Winner:  (approx. 600 USD)
  • Plus 4 Honorable Mentions
  1. Stellar African Prize (for ages between 19 and 45)
    only for participants within Africa
  • First Place Winner:  (approx. 3,000 USD)
  • Second Place Winner:  (approx. 1,400 USD)
  • Third Place Winner: (approx. 700 USD)
  • Plus 4 Honorable Mentions
  1. The Stellar International Award (for ages between 18 and 45) 

     – only for participants outside Africa

  • First Place Winner: (approx. 3,000 USD)
  • Second Place Winner:  (approx. 1,400 USD)
  • Third Place Winner:  (approx. 700 USD)
  • Fourth Place Winner:  (approx. 300 USD)
  • Plus 5 Honorable Mentions

How to apply?

You can make your submissions here.

Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged.

The deadline of the first bid for The Stellar Prize submission is June 11, 2018, by 0001hrs WAT (West African Time). The second bid would end by November 8, 2018, and the third and final bid would end by February 18, 2019.

For the Early Bid Application, the following fees apply for both categories of the Stellar Prize:
The submission fee for the first submission is 5 USD .
Every other subsequent submission costs 3 USD .

At most 50 works can be submitted in one entry. However, multiple submissions are allowed and advised. After June 11, 2018, the entry fee for the second bid would be $7 for the first submission and $4 for each subsequent or additional entry. This ends by November 8, 2018. The entry fee for the third and final bid which would end by February 18, 2019 is $9 for the first submission and $5 for each subsequent entry.

​All submissions must be made online through our official IEZEF website here! Only these submissions would be accepted.

For more information please visit the official website.

Објавата е преземена целосно од: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2018/04/06/the-stellar-prize/#ixzz5HSQ61fqJ

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