Akaya The Empowered Inkwell : Writing Contest

Opportunity type:  Competition

For:  Ghanaian female writers

Deadline: 07/03/24

Rewards:  Up to 5,000ghs + Publication + mentoring + more

Location Eligibility: Ghana

About this opportunity

A Writing Contest for Young Females in Ghana, hosted by The AKAYA Foundation. Embark on a transformative literary journey with The Empowered Inkwell: This year’s theme, “Identity and Self Discovery,” challenges young writers aged 13-29 to explore the intricate tapestry of their unique identities. The theme aims to empower the next generation of African female leaders by providing a platform for self-expression, fostering confidence, and amplifying diverse voices. The contest celebrates the power of words as a tool for self-discovery, transcending borders, age, and background.


Junior Prize (13 -19 years) – GHS 5,000, tablet, gift hamper.

Senior Prize (20 – 29 years) – GHS 5,000, laptop, gift hamper.

Special recognition on all of Akaya’s media platforms.

1 on 1 mentoring session.

Award presentation at the Akaya Foundation Fundraising Gala.


  1. You must be a female 
  2. Age eligibility for the two categories.
  • Junior category: 13 – 19 years.
  • Senior category: 20 – 29 years.

Entry Fee


How to Apply

Apply using the link: The Empowered Inkwell.

All questions regarding this award should be sent to info@akayafoundation.com.


Mar 07 2024

More Info

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Cash Reward,
No Entry Fee



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