Essay Competitions in Nigeria… While you might know one or two essay writing competitions, you might not know many or even any for Nigeria and Nigerians. This article seeks to cover that by listing and giving you directions on how to apply for the top 10 essay writing competitions in Nigeria for 2019.
1. UBA Foundation International Essay Competition for Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal 2019
About UBA Foundation International Essay Competition for Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal
The UBA Foundation conducts nationwide essay competitions for students in secondary schools in Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal yearly. Essay topics are made available which must be submitted before the stated deadline.
How to apply for the UBA Foundation International Essay Competition for Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal
Applicant have to submitted their complete contact details which include their full names, school and address of school, phone number, residential address and email addresses.
Applicants must also add photocopies of their verified original birth certificates or the data page of their international passport.
All the essays for the UBA Foundation International Essay Competition should be forward to the below address:
UBA House, (3rd Floor), 57, Marina, Lagos State, Nigeria.
2. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow Essay Competition
The St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow Essay Competition is dedicated with the goal of raising world leaders who think incisively and decisively.
Those who emerge as winners of the essay competition who be verified and moved on to compete in what is known as Leader of Tomorrow on the world which would be inter-generational debates. Those who emerge as winners would have the opportunity of travelling all-expense paid to St. Gallen, Switzerland to participate in the grand finale.
Eligibility and requirements for the St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow Essay Competition
- All contestants must currently be enrolled in a graduate or postgraduates in a course of study or area of specialization in any regular university
- All contestants must not have been born in a date later than 1989.
Deadline: 1st of February, 2019.
To get more information about the St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow Essay Competition and apply, click here.
3. Young Ag-Summit Easy Contest for Students
The Young Ag-Summit Easy Contest for Students came to be to challenge youths to tackle issues in the world which are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to put an end to poverty, save planet earth and ensure everyone is prosperous. Youths would have to use their local communities and towns as references.
Eligibility: All persons who are aged from 18 to 25 years old, that have passion for plans for spearheading and driving the move towards the sustainability and survival of the world.
To apply, visit the official website of the Young Ag-Summit Easy Contest for Students .
4. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Essay Competition
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Essay Competition is organized by the NSE and it is for students in secondary school whether private or public in all states in Nigeria. The 2018 edition was titled, “Discuss how technology can promote financial literacy and encourage investment habit among youths”, and its aim is to bring technology into daily conversations amongst the masses and let them be conscious of how they can use technology available around to make themselves more financially aware and literate and help them apply it to their everyday business dealings and decisions to better their prospects.
The Jim Ovia Foundation sponsored the 2018 edition for which entries would be closing on the 5th of October, 2018 and the NSE Essay competition for secondary schools began in 2000.
5. African Development Bank (AfDB) The Africa of my Dreams Writing Contest
The African Development Bank (AfDB) The Africa of my Dreams Writing Contest is a platform to let the voices of Africans be heard and to stimulate the industrialization drive of Africa.
The dream of the competition is to design and build a better future for Africa and Africans, and to unlock the many potentials the African youth possesses where Africa would be overflowing with prosperity, be dynamic and all the visions being driven by the youths of Africa.
- Contestants must be aged between 20 and 29 years old as at the time of the competition.
- Contestants must be Africans.
- Contestants must hold valid international passports before Annual Meetings and must be legally allowed to travel abroad.
- Contest must have citizenship of one of the 54 African countries.
- The essay entries must be in English or French
To learn more visit the website of the African Development Bank (AfDB) The Africa of my Dreams Writing Contest.
6. Goi Peace Foundation/ UNESCO International Essay Contest for Young People
Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO are partnering to organize this essay competition which is an annual contest do promote the initiative drive of youths all over the world.
- The children category ( with a limit of 14 years old)
- Youth category ( ranging from 15 to 25 years old
To learn more visit the Goi Peace Foundation website.
7. UONGOZI Leadership Essay Contest for African Students (USD $2000 + Fully-funded to Johannesburg, South Africa)
The Institute of Africa Leadership for Sustainable Development which is also known as the UONGOZI Institute is the organizer of the UONGOZI Leadership Essay Contest for African Students. There are two categories which are:
The essay competition was created with the goal of giving African youths the needed platform to converse and discuss to groom the next generation of African leaders and to begin and maintain important discussions about leadership
Participants must be African citizens and between the ages of 18 and 25.
For more information, visit the official website of the UONGOZI Institute.
8. Bishop Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Senior Secondary School Students in Nigeria
Bishop Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Senior Secondary School Students in Nigeria is an annual competition which is open from the 26th of March to 1st of June.
The competition is sponsored by Bishop (Dr.) Mike Okonkwo who is the Bishop presiding over The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM).
How to submit essays for the Bishop Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Senior Secondary School Students in Nigeria
To submit essays for the competition, send them via email to the email address [email protected] or send the mail to TREM International Headquarters, Obanikoro / Anthony-Oke Bus Stop, Lagos.
9. NHEF Scholarship Essay Competition for Nigerian Students
The NHEF (The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation) Scholarship Essay Competition for Nigerian Students was started in 2015 to challenge students to develop and shape ideas critically and strategically on how they can positively change Nigeria.
All students in their second to the final year level in NHEF Partner universities which include UNN, UniPort, ABU, BU, Kano, U.I and UniLag.
To learn more visit the here.
10. DSTV Eutelsat Award for African Secondary School Students with Interest in Technology ( Fully-Funded to Paris, France)
This award is open to African countries where MultiChoice is present of which Nigeria is one and open to technology fans who are aged from 14 to 19 years old as at the time of competing. The competition began in 2011 and has continued to be a yearly one.
Visit the Dstv Star Awards for more information.
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