2ND NATIONAL YOUTH ESSAY COMPETITION, 2013.CALL FOR ENTRIES
RULES FOR CONTESTANTS
1. Topic: “My Nigeria; What It Means To Me”
The aim of this competition is to promote in Nigerian youths the spirit of patriotism, healthy competition, intellectualism and creativity, while reassuring them that their input and contribution in nation building is appreciated
This contest is open to all Nigerian youths not above 30years. However, it is not open to employed young people, even if they are within the age bracket
All entries must conform to the rules outlined below:
i. The entry must be an original perception on the above topic, showing clarity of thought and innovation, while providing practical suggestions, where necessary.
ii. The essay must have four parts:
(a) Title Page
(b) Body of work (introduction, body and conclusion)
(e) Bibliography (where necessary)
(d) Contestant’s Bio-data
iii. The contestant’s bio-data must include the contestant’s name, date of birth, evidence of age, full mailing address, occupation, educational qualification, telephone number and e-mail address (where available).
iv. The title page, bibliography (where necessary) and contestant’s bio-data must each be listed on a separate page and no reference to the contestant’s name or information should be part of the body of the work.
v. Using a font size of 14 (Times New Roman), entries must be double-spaced.
vi. The essay which must have a minimum of 800 words must not exceed 1,000 words (excluding the title page, footnotes and bio-data).
vii. Entries will be judged based on the following:
* Accuracy of Information
* Clarity of thought
* Grammar and spelling
5. Submission of Entries
i. Entry closes at 4:00 pm on Monday, September 23, 2013.
ii. All entries must be submitted online via the Agency’s email address below or by hand to the Office of the Director, Planning, Research & Statistics, (PRS) Room 330, National Orientation Agency, Headquarters, Block ‘B’ Federal, Secretariat Complex, Area 1, Garki – Abuja: firstname.lastname@example.org
iii. Essays that do not conform to the rules shall be disqualified.
The following prizes are to be won:
N250,000 cash + Certificate of Participation
N200,000 cash + Certificate of Participation
N 150,000 cash + Certificate of Participation
Seven (7) Consolation Prizes
N50,000 each + Certificate of Participation
Twenty (20) Consolation Prizes
N 10,000 each + Certificate of Participation
For further details, call 07033173997 or 08086191122
MIKE OMERI, fnipr