NAMSA Announces Judges For 2023 Writing Contest

The Nigerian-American Multi-Service Association (NAMSA) has announced the judges for its 2023 writing competition.

The ‘Writing for Righting’ competition is solely open to Nigerian-American students in high school or college, as well as anyone of Nigerian descent who lives in the United States.

The panel of judges includes James Eze, a prize-winning Nigerian poet; Lauren Barthold, a philosophy professor; Leanne Wetherbee, a writer; and Nicole Wilson, a Ph.D. candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Others are Amy Tighe, an environmental activist; Nneka Faison, a Neiman Fellow at Harvard; and Rahman Oladigbolu, a Boston-based filmmaker.

The competition is divided into three categories: high school, middle school, and college.

The winners of the contest will receive a cash prize of $10,500.

The competition’s entries concluded on August 20, 2023, and the winners will be recognized at an award ceremony on October 7, 2023, in Boston, Massachusetts.

NAMSA is a charitable organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Its mission is to promote and preserve the culture and legacy of all Nigerian and African-Americans in the United States.

The organization recognizes the accomplishments of Nigerian Americans in the United States and assists new immigrants in better integrating into American society.

The ‘Writing for Righting’ competition is one of several programs offered by NAMSA to help the Nigerian-American community.

The competition is intended to encourage young people to express themselves via writing and to recognize the power of words to affect change.

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