The 2020 PositiveNaija Essay Competition aims to promote: the clarity of the common objective(s) and usefulness of the Nigerian state; Nigerian patriotism; impactful scholarship as well as serve as a platform for excellence!
Title of Essay:
THE PURPOSE OF NIGERIA!
Inform the world on what genuinely gives you confidence on the reason(s) why Nigeria exists as a country today for the good of Nigerians and humanity.
- Essay submissions are free – at no cost to the participants
- Open to all persons of any nationality
- Participants and winners of the previous PositiveNaija initiatives can still participate
- PositiveNaija Team and the Advisory Judges are not eligible [excluding the Volunteers – who have no involvement in the organisation of the Event]
- Maximum of 1,500 words.
- At the beginning or end of the essay, state only your full names, nationality, email and telephone number(s).
- Must be submitted in both MS Word & Portable Document format (PDF).
- One (1) essay submission per person.Must be original, no plagiarism and not previously published.
- The competition language and the language of entries is English.
- Truth, logical consistency, facts with reliable references, narrative structure/organisation, creativity/initiative.
- Once an essay is submitted, it is considered a final submission and may not be modified, edited, or replaced.
Reward [cash prizes]:
- 1st prize: ₦70,000
- 2nd prize: ₦50,000
- 3rd prize: ₦30,000
- Top 10
- 1st position: Essay is published as the ‘Foreword’ in the 2020 PositiveNaija Series
- 2nd – 10th positions: Essays published in the 2020 PositiveNaija Series
- 1st – 10th positions: Essays are published weekly on the website.
- Submission dates by participants: July 1 – 31, 2020.
- PositiveNaija review and submit Top 10 best entries to Advisory Judges: August 1 – 9, 2020.
- Blind review by Advisory Judges who shall [individually] assess, grade and rank the entries: August 10 – 30, 2020.
- Decision on Top 10 entries by Advisory Judges are published (without ranking) on the Competition Page: 1st September 2020.
*Decisions by the Judges are final and are not subject to legal appeal
- Profiles of the Top 10 participants are requested and Top 4th – 10th are published: September 1 – 5, 2020
- The audience will then determine the final ranking for Positions 4th – 10th with an open and public online vote – multiple votes are allowed: September 6 – 13, 2020
- PositiveNaija collates; prepares and issue certificates: September 14 – 19, 2020
- The audience will then determine the final ranking and winner (Top 3) with an open and public online vote – multiple votes are allowed: September 20 – 27, 2020
- PositiveNaija collates and prepares certificates: September 28 – 30, 2020
- Wole Joshua & Co. audits entire competition process: July – September 30, 2020
- Overall winner (and essay)/results are declared/published on 1st October 2020
- Payments made and certificate issued to winners on 1st October 2020
Deadline: 31 July 2020 | 11:59 PM (GMT +1)
More information on the essay contest organiser’s official website.