National Writing Showdown
At Fidelity, we champion the transformative impact of reading and writing, recognizing the boundless potential within every child. The Fidelity Bank’s ‘Read to Lead’ competition embodies a clear mission: to empower young minds, nurture creativity, and instill a lifelong passion for reading and writing.
Our profound yet simple goal is to cultivate a love for reading and writing from a young age, understanding that by sparking their imaginations early, we can unlock their potential and pave the way for future success. Remember, Readers are Leaders!
Your children and wards can participate for a chance to win a N2 million publishing deal, N2 million cash prize, and a N2 million donation to renovate his or her school library!
Terms and Conditions Apply
We believe in celebrating excellence
Ready to embark on this literary adventure?
Read 2 Lead is an initiative designed to engage young individuals from an early stage, to foster a love for reading and writing. We wish to make a significant impact on their personal growth, as well as their future. Our objective is to provide them with a platform where they can develop their skills, broaden their horizons, and enhance their creativity.
The 'Read 2 Lead' initiative is for young people under the age of 17 who are eager to embark on a literary journey of discovery and growth.
You can register by filling in the registration form on the website.
You can register your child as a parent by filling in the form on the website.
You can register students from your school by filling in the form on the website.
📝 Stage 1: The National Writing Showdown
Join the nationwide creative writing competition. Thousands of students will unleash their storytelling talents, vying for a spot among the top 150 writers advancing to the quality control level.
Quality Control Test to Select Authentic Top 100: This will be written at the closest branch to ensure that the students wrote the essay by themselves.
📱 Stage 2: The Sweeta Writing Mastery
Challenge your mind and refine your analytical skills to secure a spot among the top 30 participants. All qualified students will read a designated book (and craft an alternate ending at an exam center nearest to them.
*All students in this stage will be notified to pick up a hard copy of the book at the branch closest to them.
🖋️ Stage 3: The Author's Workshop
For the select top 30 participants, we offer an immersive three-day writing bootcamp. Experienced mentors and facilitators will guide you through workshops, refining your writing skills and preparing you for publication.
Yes, accommodation and transportation will be covered.
Yes, the winner, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up will receive N2,000,000, N1,500,000 and N1,000,000 respectively.