GrillandRead returns this October bigger and better. The brand which launched in 2017 and took the literary scene by the storm is back with another event this October. The date for the event has been tentatively fixed for the last week in October.
Book lovers will once again gather to share grilled food and talk about good books. “We have spent a lot of time re-imagining where we want the brand to go. Growth is a process, and we will continue to work at making the brand better,” revealed Abigail Anaba, Convener of GrillandRead. “And so, starting this year, GrillandRead will take on a new format, and that explains our collaboration with ICCOM.”
SpeechMasters National Contest
Grilland Read is working with the Institute of Certified Communicators (ICCOM) on the ICCOM Speechmasters National Contest. The objective of the contest is to show the practical value of communicating clearly in the English language. “The essence of reading is to understand and when you understand you are better able to express your thoughts,” Abigail continues. “The Speechmasters contest is for people who have gone through this process and are great at communicating, and they will be winning great prices for their efforts”.
N300,000 in Prizes
The ICCOM Speechmasters National Contest, which is in senior and junior categories, has as its star prize One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000) and Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000) respectively. There are also consolation prizes of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000) and Five Thousand Naira (N5,000) for ten runners up in each of the categories. The press release also stated that while contestants in the junior category will be restricted to the topic, “Why your accent is your asset”, the senior category has been left open to encourage more versatility.
In addition to the cash prizes, candidates in both categories get airtime on Diction Avenue subject to how much Facebook likes they can gather weekly. The weekly upvotes will enable contestants to showcase their talents to the world. The ICCOM Speechmasters National Competition opens immediately and will run until October 20th 2019.
Read and Debate with Polemics
Abigail also used the opportunity to talk about the launch of Polemics, a product of GrillandRead. With Polemics, you read, opine and debate. “I am excited to be working with two of my most favourite people in the world on Polemics,” Abigail added. Polemics will start as a podcast, and the first edition is due to stream on September 1st, 2019.