ANA Poetry Prize by the Association of Nigerian Authors, which has since been advertised for the 2019 cycle of ANA literary Prizes has received an endowment of $1,000 from Senator Shehu Sani, an author, playwright, human right activist and politician. Senator Sani been a long-standing benefactor of the Association.
A statement released by the association’s PRO South, Wole Adedoyin, recently said, the senator expressed his desire to jerk up the prize money which was N100,000 to $1,000 for a poetry collection (Published and unpublished) that evokes or denotes peace, tolerance, social justice and egalitarianism.
“By this endowment, the winning work this year 2019 will be rewarded with the sum of $1,000,” said the statement.
The poetry prize, the statement said, has been one of the most rewarded monetarily of ANA prizes over the years when it was endowed by Cadbury for $1,000 and later $2,000 before it was rested in the late 2000s.
By this endowment, the prize will now be known as ANA/Shehu Sani Poetry Prize. The deadline for the submission for any of the ANA literary prizes as earlier advertised is May 31,2019.