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Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition 2019 Winning Tips

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Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition – The Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition spans over a decade of developing and rewarding the writing skills of Nigerian youths towards national development.

The prizes for this year’s competition will be presented to the winners at the 20th Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture, which has been scheduled for Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at the Muson Centre (Shell Hall) by 10.00 am prompt.

Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition

Dr. Mike Okonkwo is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) a.k.a. Power in the Word with over 200 branches in Nigeria and across the globe.

He is an Apostle to this generation, whose life has impacted millions around the world. A father to many, and a pastor to pastors across the globe, Dr Mike Okonkwo is also a dynamic conference speaker, crusade evangelist, a national spokesman for Nigeria , and an advocate of balanced Christianity.

As the host of ‘Power in the Word’ a life-transforming television broadcast series, Dr. Okonkwo’s Holy Spirit inspired insight into the Word of God is remarkably outstanding and empowers millions in Nigeria and across the globe.

He is also the host of ‘Power for the Wise’ a daily devotional program on radio that is transforming lives on a daily basis. He is also an author whose books have been life transforming tools in the hands of those who have been privileged to come in contact with them.

Dr. Mike Okonkwo holds several doctorate degrees and honorary awards. He is the Convener of the Communion of Covenant Ministers International (CCMI) a gathering of Pastors designed for Fellowship, Spiritual Covering, Mentoring, Strengthening, and Networking, through conferences, seminars and other interactive sessions.

He is a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.

The organizers of the Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students in Nigeria have called for submission of entries in the 2019 edition of the event, which is in its 16th year

Date for the competition

March 18 and end on June 7, 2019.

Competition Topic

The topic for this year’s competition is Justice as an instrument of enduring peace in nation building.

Requirement for the competition

For participation in the competition, the entry requirements include an essay of the maximum of 2000 words, a passport photograph, full name, address, and contact telephone number, class, school and the telephone contact of the Principal.

The essays could be submitted through email to [email protected] or by post to The Redeemed Evangelical Mission International Headquarters, Obanikoro/ Anthony Oke Bus stop, Lagos.

Awards/things to be won

The star winner’s school gets three sets of desktop computers and a printer, while the student will go home with a trophy, Laptop, N100,000 in cash and a plaque. The first runner-up school will receive two sets of desktop computers and a printer and the student will go home with a cash prize of N75,000 and a plaque. The second runner-up school gets a desktop computer, while the student gets N 50,000 in cash prize and a plaque.

The prizes for this year’s competition will be presented to the winners at the 20th  Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the MUSON Centre.

How to win the The Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition

1. Read the Essay Contest Rules

if you don’t pay attention the rules, you would never win the contest.  The very first thing that you should do to win essay contests is to read the rules carefully.  not paying attention to  one small detail could be the difference between winning the contest and wasting a perfectly good essay.

Pay special attention to:

  • The contest’s start and closing dates.
  • How often you are allowed to enter.
  • The word or character count.
  • The contest’s theme.
  • The criteria that the judges will use to pick the winners.
  • And any other details the sponsor requires.

2. Brainstorm Your Essay Ideas

don’t rush into writing any essay.lot’s of people want to jump right into writing their essay contest entries, but it’s a better idea to read through other essay of the sane theme before writing yours   many time, your first impulse isn’t your best.

Consider different ways that you can make the contest theme personal, come at it from a different angle, or stand out from all of the other contest entries. Can you make a serious theme funny? How can you make your ideas surprising and unexpected?

Write all of your ideas down, and don’t judge them yet. The more ideas you can come up with, the better.

3. Select the Essay Concept that Best Fits the Contest’s Theme and Sponsor

Once you’ve finished brainstorming, look over all of your ideas to pick the one you want to develop for your essay contest entry.

While you’re deciding, think about what might appeal to the essay contest’s sponsor. Do you have a way of working the sponsor’s products into your essay? Does your concept fit the sponsor’s company image?

An essay that might be perfect for a Budweiser contest might fall completely flat when Disney is the sponsor.

4. Use a Good Hook to Grab the Reader’s Attention

When it’s time to start writing your essay, remember that the first sentence is the most important of all. If you can start with a powerful, intriguing, moving, or hilarious first sentence, you’ll hook your readers’ interest and stick in their memory when it is time to pick winners.

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