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Wole Soyinka Essay Competition 2020 for Young Leaders

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Wole Soyinka Essay Competition 2020 for Young Leaders. The 11th edition of The Wole Soyinka Essay competition which is a part of the annual Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange Program (WSICE) is now open. Application deadline: 26th June 2020

About the Wole Soyinka Essay competition:

The theme for the year’s project is: I AM because YOU ARE, which is drawn from UBUNTU, the Southern African philosophy which epitomises the principle of shared values that ensures the sustenance and survival of the human family.

The theme is inspired by observed factors and motives behind the responses of people and governments across the world to the challenges pushed forward by the rage of the pandemic.

In particular, the obvious interdependence of our collective humanity has been brought to the fore in the way people and States have risen to support others experiencing the dire effects of the pandemic.

The 2020 edition of the WSICE runs July 12-14 with programs slated to hold in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

The topic for the competition is: I AM because YOU ARE, inspired by UBUNTU, the Southern Africa philosophy on the principle of interdependence of the Human Family, especially auspicious now in the era of covid-19, which has ruptured the fabric of our collective and common humanity.

This competition is open to young people between the ages of 12 and 22 and entries are accepted in English, French, Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

It is divided into two age categories.

i. Age 12-16 — (350-400 words)

ii. Age 17-22 — (800-1000 words)

Type: Contest (Essay writing)

Eligible countries for the Wole Soyinka Essay Competition 2020 for Young Leaders:

The Wole Soyinka Essay Competition 2020 for Young Leaders is open to all countries (international).

Entries are accepted in 5 languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese.

To be taken: Online

Selection/ eligibility:

age 12-22

Number of awardees:

20

Value of Award of the Wole Soyinka Essay Competition:

SENIOR CATEGORY

Global winner -$1,000

Zonal winners -$500

Zonal runner ups – $300

JUNIOR CATEGORY

Global winner -$600

Zonal winners – $300

Zonal runner ups – $200

Duration of Award: 

This year’s events will run for three days – July 12 – 14 2020.

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How to apply:

The second and integral part of the year’s cultural exchange is the essay competition which targets the youth, and is open in two categories:

Ages 12-17 – Secondary/High School students (350-400 words)
Ages 17-22 – College, University and Tertiary level students (800-1000 words).

The submission of essays will start on the 5th of June and close on the 26th of June.

Three winners from each category will be announced on the 14th of July during a scheduled Meet & Greet session in the same virtual/digital space.

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Official Website:

For More Information Visit the Official Program Webpage Here.

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Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest 2021 for Young People

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Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest 2021:- The Goi Peace Foundation is now accepting entries from young people anywhere in the world for its 2021 Essay Contest.

The deadline for submission of entries for the Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest is 15th June, 2021.

About Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest 2021

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development.

It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

This program is an activity within the framework of UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030)\

Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest Theme

“What is Life?”

What does life mean to you? Have you had an experience that made you think about the meaning of life? What kinds of things can you do to cherish and invigorate your own life and all life on earth?

Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest Eligibility

  • Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2021) in one of the following age categories:
    • Children (ages up to 14)
    • Youth (ages 15 – 25)
  • Essays must be 700 words or less in English or French, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese. Essays must be typed, with your name and essay title included at the top of the first page.
  • There are no particular rules regarding formatting (font style, size, line space, etc.). However, essays must be submitted in either MS Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format.
  • Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group by creating an ‘account for school/organization entrant’ on the online registration page.
  • Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.
  • Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
  • Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.

Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest Prizes

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:

  • 1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900 as of March 2021) and gift for 1 entrant.
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450 as of March 2021) and gift for 3 entrants.
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift for 5 entrants.
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift for 25 entrants.

Also,

  • 1st to 3rd prize winners will be invited to the Winners Gathering to be held online.
  • Additional awards (Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable.
  • All prize winners will be announced on October 31, 2021 (Japan time) on this website. Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2021.

You may also apply for the African Union Continental Essay Competition

How to Submit Entries for Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest:

Entries must be submitted online. To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page, and follow the required steps. Entries submitted by postal mail or e-mail are not accepted.

Start your Application Here

Application Deadline:

Entries must be received by June 15, 2021 (23:59 your local time).

Official Website:

For More Information Visit the Official Essay Contest Webpage Here.

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National Life Science Competition 2021 For Nigerian Secondary School and Tertiary Institution Students

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National Life Science Competition 2021 For Nigerian Secondary School and Tertiary Institution Students.

National Life Science Competition

The Science Communication Hub Nigeria is now accepting submissions from Nigerian secondary school and tertiary institution students for its 2021 National Life Science Competition.

The National Life Science Competition is aimed at inspiring all Nigerian secondary school and tertiary institution students to develop interests in life science courses or solving life science-related societal challenges.

National Life Science Competition Categories

  • Tertiary Institution Category: For students in Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities studying any subject.
  • Secondary School category: Open to all Nigerian secondary school students

National Life Science Competition Prizes

For each category:

  • 1st position — ₦100, 000
  • 2nd position — ₦75, 000
  • 3rd position — ₦50, 000

Special Prizes:

  • The Professor Isa Hussaini Marte Young Life Scientist Award — ₦100, 000
  • The Professor Omowunmi Agboola Sadik Prize in Innovation — ₦100, 000
  • The Professor Abba Zubair Prize in Multidisciplinary Innovation — ₦100, 000
  • The Professor Christian Happi Excellence in Genomics Award — ₦50, 000
  • People’s Choice Award (Sponsored by University of Sussex West African Office ) — ₦100, 000
  • The NABDA/OFAB Nigeria Excellence in Biotechnology Award — ₦50, 000

Additional Prizes:

  • Best Student from the Northeast (Sponsored by the Office of Chief of Staff of Borno State Governor) — ₦100, 000
  • Yobe SEMA Prize for The Best Student From Conflict-affected Communities of Yobe State — ₦150, 000
  • Yobe State Scholarship Board Prize for The Best Tertiary Institution Student from Yobe State — ₦50, 000
  • Yobe SEMA Prize for The Best Student Living with Disabilities from Yobe — ₦50, 000
  • Alhaji Bukar Maina Prize for The Best Student from Zone C Yobe State — ₦50, 000

Additional Benefits:

  • Finalists and winners will receive certificates of commendation.
  • Finalists and winners will be paired with experts for long term mentorship.
  • Winners will receive training organised by Sprint for Social Good (SfSG) on ‘creativity and innovation’. They will be guided to apply skills learnt to develop their ideas and potential to be the future scientists of Africa and shape socio-economic development.

Timelines:

Phase 1 (29th March – 30th April 2021) 

  • Pre-qualification test: Please CLICK HERE to start the test. Participants with the highest score will be contacted with instructions on the next phase of the competition.

Phase 2 (10th May – 7th June 2021) 

  • Submission of Essays: Qualified participants will be required to submit a 400 – 500 words essay on the role of societies and communities in tackling pandemics. Depending on the discipline or area of interest of a participant, we want to see essays that put clear thoughts on: What can I do as an individual? Historian? Scientist? Medical practitioner? Engineer? Lawyer? IT Professional? Businessman? Government official? Entrepreneur? Innovator? Etc. We believe that all disciplines have their unique ways of tackling pandemics.

Phase 3 (3rd – 4th July 2021) 

  • Life science pitch to be held online, followed by the selection of winners and award ceremony.

You may also apply for the UBA NextGen Campus Ambassadors Programme.

How to Participate in National Life Science Competition

  • You will need to register with your Name, Email, School, Present level of study and state of Origin. Note: All detail you provide shall be verified. Giving false information will lead to automatic disqualification. The personal data collected will only be used for the competition.
  • You can only take the quiz/test once. Duplicate submissions will be disqualified automatically.
  • The test duration is 30 minutes. Endeavour to submit within the stipulated time.
  • You are advised to ensure that the quality of your Internet is good to avoid disruption.

Start Your Application Here.

Official Website:

For More Information Visit the Official Webpage Here.

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African Union Continental Essay Competition 2021 for African Youths

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African Union Continental Essay Competition 2021 for African Youths is open for application.  The African Union (AU) is now accepting applications from African Youth of age 18-35 years for its 2021 Continental Essay Competition.

The deadline for the submission of applications for the African Union Continental Essay Competition is 19th April 2021.

African Union Continental Essay Competition 2021

An opportunity for African Youth to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences on the “Leadership for the Africa We Want”, and have their winning entries contribute to the Pan-African Young Leaders Training Manual

Theme: “Leadership for the Africa We Want”

Essays will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Recognition and awarding of winners:

Participation is voluntary. Winners will be awarded a certificate of recognition, featured on the Pan-African Young Leaders Program webpage and their ideas included in the Pan-African Young Leaders Training Manual

AU Continental Essay Competition 2021 Application Criteria and Procedure:

  1. The Essay is submitted by an African Youth of age 18-35 years and who is a citizen of any of the 55 member states of African Union
  2. African Youth residing either in Africa or in the diaspora
  3. The Essay has a maximum of a 1000 words
  4. Young women are highly encouraged to participate in the competition
  5. The Essay is submitted in PDF to the email: essay@youlead.africa
  6. Submit a copy of your national ID or passport
  7. The Essay should be submitted in one of the official African Union languages.

Application Start Date:

  • Continental call for essays starts 19th March 2021

Closing Date

  • Close of entries: 19th April 2021

You may also see other competition for Africa students here.

More Opportunities:

1. Eni Scholarships 2021 to Study in the UK ( Fully Funded ).

2. Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance 2021/2022 Scholarships for Young Africans.

3. Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme | Calling Start-up African Entrepreneurs.

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