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Excellent Minds Initiative (EMI) 2022 Essay Competition 2022 West African Students

Excellent Minds Initiative (EMI) is now accepting entries from undergraduate students in tertiary institutions in West Africa for its 2022 essay competition. 

Excellent Minds Initiative (EMI) Essay Competition is calling for entries – The Competition is a brainchild of the Excellent Minds Social and Youth Empowerment Initiative. It is an annual essay competition for undergraduate students in tertiary institutions.

The competition is aimed at promoting critical thinking, harnessing ideas, and developing the talents, abilities, gifts, and skills inherent in the African youth. Over the years, the Excellent Minds Essay Competition has been conducted across Nigerian Universities. Since its official launch, it has inspired innovative and high-impact student projects and ideas aimed at solving Nigeria’s most pressing problems.


EMI Essay Competition

Application DeadlineMay 5, 2022
Country to studyNigeria
TypeUndergraduate
SponsorExcellent Minds Social and Youth Empowerment Initiative
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of EMI Essay Competition

  • First Prize: Apple ipad and a Plaque
  • Second Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and a Plaque
  • Third prize: Kindle 6″ Wifi eBook Reader [10th gen] and a Plaque
  • The top 5 essays will also be published on EMI’s website for unrestricted access by the online community.

Requirements for EMI Essay Competition

  • Open to undergraduate students in West Africa;
  • They must be registered in any discipline across tertiary institutions in West Africa

Selection Process

  • Shortlisted semi-finalists will be notified by May 30, 2022.
  • All stages, save the grand finale, will be held virtually. The grand finale will be held in a physical location in Lagos, Nigeria.

Application Deadline

May 5, 2022

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Excellent Minds Social and Youth Empowerment Initiative on docs.google.com to apply
  • In not more than 1000 words, identify and describe some of the major challenges facing West Africa, and propose collaborative solutions for West African countries. These solutions should not negatively affect their commitments to other African nations.
  • Use 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font, 1.5-line spacing, and include page numbers.
  • The word count does not include your cover page and references.
  • All entries must be in English

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