Second LLF-British Council Writing Prize

The second LLF-British Council Writing Prize contest will be held this month and announced at the twelfth edition of the Lahore Literary Festival. We ask young writers to submit an original creative writing piece in English, with a word limit of 1500, in response to the frescoes in the rooftop room at the Naunihal Singh Haveli near the Bhatti Gate, Walled City, Lahore. What stories do these frescoes present to the viewer today and over these past centuries? How do these stories echo and transmute across cultures and identities especially in relation to Abdur Rahman Chughtai’s work. English literature and art history students in particular are encouraged to enroll for this contest.

Panel of judges:

Ayesha Hussain

Amna R. Ali

Jamal Hussain

Nadhra Shahbaz

Osama Siddique

First Prize: Rs. 70,000

Second Prize: Rs. 50,000

Third Prize: Rs. 30,000

Deadline: Feb. 16, 2024

Terms and Conditions: The writer must be between the ages of 16 and 25 on the deadline date, and residing in Lahore. LLF will only accept original works, any borrowed ideas or language must be properly attributed. The writer should specify which Chughtai work(s) inspired him/her. LLF will have the right to reproduce select submissions in any manner it chooses in its sole discretion. The writer is also required to email a copy of his/her ID card along with the submission.