Ongoing Essay Competitions in Nigeria 2024 [Updated]

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Writing and submitting your entry for an essay competition is a good way to leverage on your idea and writing skills. The benefits of writing essays may include cash prizes, scholarships, mentorship, publication and even travel sponsorships.

In this blog post, we’ll highlight the latest, ongoing Essay Competitions 2023 in Nigeria [Updated].

Ongoing Essay Competitions in Nigeria 2023

Here’s a list of ongoing essay contests in Nigeria. Note that we are trying our best to constantly update this list.

1. CIPM 2023 ANNUAL ESSAY COMPETITION

Submission Deadline: September 29, 2023

Topic: “The ‘Japa’ Syndrome and it’s Effects on National Economy: The Way Forward.”

Open to: Only Undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions can participate.

Prizes: Winner: N125 000 & 2 HRM books. 2nd Prize : N100 000 & 2 HRM books. #rd Prize: N75 000 & 2 HRM books.

Submission: Submit essay write-up as single Microsoft Word document to essaycompetition@cipmnigeria.org. Note that you’re to submit alongside your student ID card, admission letter, a recent passport photograph, current phone number and email address.

Important Details: For details check their flyer here or join the Undergraduates Essayists WhatsApp group.

2. 2023 AFRICAN LIBERTY ESSAY CONTEST

Submission Date: September 1 – October 31

Topic: “Pathways to Protecting Free Speech in Africa: Opportunities for New Approaches to an Old Problem.” 800 Words max.

Open to: individuals of African descent/nationality enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate program at any accredited university anywhere in the world

Prizes: Winner: $500 cash prize. First runner-up: $300 cash prize. Second runner-up: $200 cash price. Third and Fourth runners-up: $100 each.

Submission: use this link – bit.ly/alessays2023

For Enquiries: Visit African Liberty website or join the Undergraduates Essayists WhatsApp group.

3. ENERGY GRID ESSAY COMPETITION

Submission Deadline: 20th September 2023

Topic: “Nigeria’s Energy Transition: a roadmap for success.”

Open to: Enrolled undergraduate student in Nigerian universities.

Formatting: 1400 words.Times New Romans. 12pt font size and double line spacing. References must be in footnotes following OSCOLA format.

Prizes: 25k, 15k and 10k cash prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.

For Submission & Enquiries: All entries are to be sent to energygridaf@gmail.com. You can follow up on the essay @energygrid on social media or join the Undergraduates Essayists WhatsApp group.

4. THE 234 HOPE SCHOLARSHIP

Submission Deadline: 30th September, 2023

Topic: Submit a 500-word essay on how you have previously exemplified resilience

Open to: University of Port-Harcourt students.

Prizes: N50,000 for top 2 students

For Enquiries: visit their dedicated page here to register

5. ORE OFÉ SCHOLARSHIP

Submission Date: 31st October, 2023

Topic: Submit a 500-word essay on how you’ve previously exemplified an act of service.

Open to: Students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Prizes: top 3 entries will be rewarded with: N50,000

For Enquiries: visit their dedicated page here to register

6. 2nd ANNUAL BESUMSA ESSAY CONTEST

Submission Date: 4th August – 1st September, 2023

Eligibility: Open to all students of MBBS and Medical Laboratory Sciences

Topic: Malaria kills a child every 45 seconds. What can the Malaria vaccines do about this?

Prizes: 1st prize – N20,000; 2nd prize – N10,000; 3rd prize – N5,000.

Submission: besumsaessay@gmail.com. All entries must be in Ms Word format, Times New Roman font, 12 pt, double spaced and must not exceed 1000 words.

For Details: Message BESUMSA on WhatsApp here.

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This page is periodically updated, so if you don’t find what you want, you can check back later for newly uploaded Essay Competitions. We’d recommend again that you read our blog on How To Write Winning Essays by Akunna James-Ibe.

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Abdulkarim Umar Farouk November 18, 2023 Reply

Pls keep me up with the update

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