The Annual
Critic Challenge

The subject of critiquing has been neglected for a long time in the cultural economics in Africa. Whereas there is proven influence of published critical judgments on consumption levels, increase in cultural demand and a significant positive effect on revenues accrued in international scenes.

The maiden edition of The Critic Challenge 2017 is an annual call for critics that aims to bridge this divide and discover talented critical writers in order to set a standard for the cultural and creative industry in Africa.


Africa's foremost

CREETIQ is the foremost review aggregator of African films, music and literature. The Critic Challenge is organized by CREETIQ.

TCC2017 Guidelines

How to

Please follow the instructions below to enter for The Critic Challenge 2017.

  • Select a preferred category from either films, music or books (See categories below).
  • Choose 2 out of the 5 subjects in your preferred category to critique.
  • Send in your reviews of not more than 850 words. See submission details HERE.
  • Entries will be judged based on the following criteria;
    1. Clarity with regards to understanding the universe of the subjects.
      Constructive criticism with regards to social political, cultural and economic discourse of the subjects.
      Originality. Plagiarized entries would be disqualified.
      Accuracy of language, historical references and facts.
      Narrative flow.
      Relevance of thematic expressions.
  • Submission of entries closes at 12 midnight on May 15th 2017.
  • Top 10 entries from each category would be selected by our judges and published on the CREETIQ website from the 1st of June 2017 for users to vote their favourite entry. Voting ends on the 12th of June 2017.
  • Please note that voting is not based on popularity. User votes will be weighed and scored against the appraised score from the judging phase using the CREETIQ score algorithm.
  • The 3 entries with the most votes will be announced on the 15th of June 2017. See Terms & Conditions for more.
  • 1st prize will get N300,000; 2nd prize N150,000 and 3rd prize N50,000.

Please Note: Your Submission must be your own work, must not be copied, must not have been published before in any other publication (or on any website).

Our Judges

Renowned critcs
and professionals

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Submission of entries closed at 12 midnight (WAT) on May 15th 2017.

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