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2020 REEL Young Writers Challenge

July 20 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm

Imagination and Creativity are crucial to children’s learning and development. The ability of a child to spin these skills into a story is phenomenal and should be encouraged and developed. In the words of Albert Einstein-” Imagination is more important than knowledge, Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world”

Against this backdrop, we are excited to announce the maiden edition of The REEL Young Writers Challenge. A Story writing competition for children to ignite imagination and creativity as well as reward diligence and excellence.

This challenge will provide a great opportunity for young kids to showcase their creativity via writing a story and receive recognition for their skills/abilities.

Also, taking into consideration the learning gaps that have been created due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Challenge will also provide an avenue for children to be resourcefully engaged and excited outside the physical school environment.


  • Provide an opportunity for children to capture their imagination and ingenuity in a creative way to foster learning even outside the classroom
  • Create an equal platform for children irrespective of background to showcase their creativity/ skills and get rewarded for it
  • Increase the awareness on COVID-19 Pandemic particularly for children in a fun and creative way
  • Promoting Children’s digital literacy skills via the use of digital tools for the challenge

Challenge: “Write a story on how COVID-19 has impacted your life or people around you and what has been learned from the experience of staying at home”

  • Age group: 7-13 years old
  • Application Opens July 20th and closes August 20th. 2020


  • Write a short story of between 500 to 1000 words using the Challenge
  • Stories must be typed in English and an original unpublished work
  • Your entry must include the following: Full Name of Writer, Residential Address, Date of Birth, School, Name of Parents/Guardian and Phone Numbers.
  • Entries can be submitted via any one of the following: Email: info@reelearning.org or via WhatsApp to 07025503338


  • The Top 10 entries will be selected and recognized.
  • 1st Prize will receive N50,000 Cash Prize and Tablet preloaded with Learning resources
  • 2nd Prize will receive N30,000 Cash Prize and Tablet preloaded with Learning resources

3rd Prize will receive N15,000 Cash Prize and Tablet preloaded with Learning resources

  • The remaining 7 will also get special prizes
  • In addition to prizes, all top 10 entries will get a one-time career counselling session to explore careers that require strong writing skills
  • A small press conference will be held in September 2020 to announce and award the winners.



July 20 @ 8:00 am
August 20 @ 5:00 pm