While in university, Larry Bate Takang won the best writer award organized by the Association of Journalism students (AJS) in Ahmadu Bello University in 1994. 

In thesame year he was acknowledged as the ‘Best Foreign Student’ of the Department of Journalism, Ahmadu Bello University.

Larry Bate Takang’s works (books and Magazine) were recently at the end of 2010 recognised by the Royal National Library (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) in the Netherlands when he was invited to forward all his works which now appear in the Royal National Library in the Hague. This was an honour which places him in the list of recognised African writers in the Netherlands.