Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative Organises 7th Edition Of Writing Competition For Secondary Schools Students In Lagos State

Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative (TCLI) organises annual Creative Writing Competition among Secondary Schools Students in Lagos State.

Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative was founded in 2013 by Dr. Towunmi Coker while in the Medical School. Dr Towunmi Coker won ANA/NECO Award in 2007 while in SS2.  It was founded with the desire to promote reading and writing culture among students in Nigerian Secondary Schools.


The aim is to inspire, develop, promote students in Nigeria who have flair for writing and generally impact the environment through Literature.

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The Initiative has successfully organized six editions of this Creative Writing Competition: 2013,2014,2015,2016, 2017 and 2018 covering over 550 schools inclusive Public, Private and Missionary schools and involving over 150,000 students in all the 3 Senatorial Districts of Lagos State.

The overall winner of the 2014 edition was an SS2 student at the verge of dropping out of school and relocating to the village due to the demise of her father but through the Initiative she was awarded N100, 000 cash, textbooks and other school items were donated to her which helped her to remain in school and complete her secondary school education. She is presently in one of the Federal Universities studying Biochemistry.

The creative writing competition comprises two sections fiction and poetry.

In this edition best 10 in Fiction would be awarded with the first three going home with mini laptop each and the 1st prize winner with N100, 000 in addition. In Poetry category the best 5 are awarded with the overall winner going home with mini laptop. All these 15 are given 5-3 books authored by Nigerian writers, school bags and school packs. All participating schools are given Certificate of Participation while the school of the overall winner in Fiction is given 3 in 1 printer.

The theme of this 7th edition is “My Life: A Future Investment.”

We have the permission of the Lagos State Government through Lagos State Ministry of Education to be organizing this annual competition.

We are soliciting for your support as sponsor or partner. The writing competition is billed to start in 2nd week of October 2019 and submission ends 2nd week of November. The entries will be giving to judges. The judges are lecturers and teachers in English and Literature in English, Nigerian authors and poets, arts and creative journalists.

The award ceremony will be 30th January, 2020.

The award ceremony will give you the opportunity to showcase your organization and interact with schools proprietors/ proprietresses.

Posters, banners and programmes will carry names, logos of all supporters. Sponsors and partners.

Will be available for further discussion/ discussions.

Donations can be made to Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative in cheques or First Bank 2030744442..

We will be delighted with your support in putting smiles to the faces of our youths.

You can check our activities on Facebook.. Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative,, Twitter @TCLI_Initiative, Instagram tc_literaryinitiative, Website Mobile: 08154894987.

Thank you for your support.

Dr. Sola Coker.

Secretary, TCLI.



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