The Empowered Inkwell : Writing Contest

Opportunity type:  Competition

For:  Female writers

Deadline: 07/03/24

Rewards:  Total of 20,000 Ghana cedis cash prize + Publication

Location Eligibility: Ghana

About this opportunity

Embark on a transformative literary journey with The Empowered Inkwell: A Writing Contest for Young Females in Ghana, hosted by The AKAYA Foundation. 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.


1st Prize (Both categories)

  • Tablet (Junior) or Laptop ( Senior).
  • 5000 Ghana cedis cheque.
  • Special gift hamper.
  • Certificate .
  • Publication of Entry.

2nd Prize

  • 3000 Ghana cedis cheque.
  • Special gift hamper.
  • Certificate.
  • Publication of Entry.


3rd Prize

  • 2000 Ghana cedis cheque.
  • Special gift hamper.
  • Certificate.
  • Publication of Entry.



  1. You must be a female 
  2. Submission must be in English. It must be originalunpublished work. Plagiarism will result in disqualification
  3. Fiction, Non-Fiction or Poetry. Maximum 1000 words. Submit one entry only per person. Upload your work onto the Google Form

  4. Age eligibility for thew 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


Mar 07 2024

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