Call for submissions: 2019 Writivism Rukiga Youth Prize (Deadline: 03 May)

‘A writing prize for rural-based children and youth working in Rukiga, Uganda’

The Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) invites short stories from pupils and students of Rukiga in primary and secondary schools in the districts of Kabale, Kanungu, Kisoro, Rukungiri, Rubanda and Rukiga.

The Center for African Excellence (CACE) promotes Black arts and culture through the Writivism Literary Initiative. From 2012 to date, the center under this initiative, runs literary prizes, coordinates an online mentoring programme for writers, publishes annual anthologies, and curates an annual literary festival in Kampala, with outreach activities for schools, hospitals and markets under an annual theme.

The 2019 Writivism theme is “UnBreakable Bonds”. Throughout the year, the Writivism programme seeks to shine light on the unbreakability of the bonds between the rural and urban in our contemporary society, between writing in Rukiga and creative work in English, and between youth and adults. A new prize has been introduced to celebrate the unbreakability of these bonds.

The new prize focusses on youth who study in rural areas and write in Rukiga.

The team invites submissions from pupils and students attending the above schools, to the 2019 Writivism Youth Prize. Submissions are open until May 3, 2019.

The new prize includes school fees for one term (third term for 2019) for the two winning young writers in the primary and secondary school categories, sponsorship to attend the annual Writivism festival between 15 – 18 August 2019 in Kampala, publication and translation into English, and three copies of the annual Writivism anthology for the six shortlisted writers in both categories.

The prize will be judged by Prof. Manuel Muranga (Chairperson of the judges’ panel) assisted by Ms. Mwesigire Perpetua and Ms. Praise Nabimanya Kayongwe.


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There is no entry fee for the Writivism Youth Prize. There are no themes for the prize.


For more information about the Writivism Youth Prize, consult the blog,, about the annual festival, consult, and about the writivism network of African writers and literary activists, visit, you can also email the outreach officer at, and the front desk at






Ekiconco kyokuhandiika Orukiga kyeminyeto erikuruga omubyaaro
Okuvunuura nokwa Mugyenyi Victor

Ekitongore kya Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE) nikihunduza ebyobuhangwa bwa Africa kurabira omu kuhandiika nebyenzaarwa. Kuruga 2012 kuhisya nahati obwe erikurabira omu nkora ya Writivism Literary Initiative, CACE neyirukirira abahandiiki babiraguju.

Enkora ya Writivism omu mwaka 2019 nejwisa omushana ahabyo kurinda emikago kutashenwa ahagati y’abantu bebyaro hamwe nabo mumatauni kurabira omu kuhandiika omurukiga hamwe no rungyereza (English) hamwe no kurabira omu mizano omu bantu abakuru hamwe ne minyeto.

Ekiconco ekisya eki kyorekyereire eminyeto erikushomera omubyaro kandi abari kubasa kuhandiika omu Rukiga.

Nitweeta emigane nebitebyo kuruga omu beegi abari kushomera omumashomero gomudistirukiti za Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Rukiga na Rubanda, kwejumbira omu kuhagana kwa ekiconco kye minyeto kya Writivism 2019 kuruga Okwakaana ekiro 1, 2019 kuhika Okwakataano ebiro 3, 2019.


Images courtesy of Writivism 

Tihariho sente zoona zokushashura kwejumbira omukiconco kya Writivism Youth Prize kandi tihariho omutego (Theme) rwokuhandiikaho.

Waba noyenda kumanya ebindi bingi buza aha mikutu egi;;;

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