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Excellent Minds Social and Youth Empowerment Initiative 2022 Undergraduate Students Essay Competition

Applications are invited for the Excellent Minds Essay Competition 2022. The Excellent Minds Essay 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.

This year and onwards, the competition is expanding to tertiary institutions across West Africa, focusing on developmental issues associated with the region. The competition theme for this year's edition is Partnership for Sustainable Development in West Africa.

Essay Topics: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.

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About Excellent Minds Social and Youth Empowerment Initiative

Excellent Minds Social and Youth Empowerment Initiative is a registered non-profit and youth-led initiative in Nigeria that addresses barriers to developmental equity and empowers young people as catalysts for sustainable development. We are committed to engaging with thousands of youths to drive social progress and inspire innovative solutions to global challenges.


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EMI Undergraduate Students Essay Competition


Aim and Benefits of EMI Undergraduate Students Essay Competition

  • First Prize: Apple iPad and a Plaque
  • Second Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and a Plaque
  • Third Prize: Kindle 6” Wi-Fi eBook Reader [10th Gen] and a Plaque

The top 5 essays will also be published on our website for unrestricted access by the online community.


Requirements for EMI Undergraduate Students Essay Competition Qualification

  • The competition is open to students in all disciplines across tertiary institutions in West Africa.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for EMI Undergraduate Students Essay Competition

KEY DATES

5 May 2022: Submission deadline

30 May 2022: Shortlisted semi-finalists notified

6 June 2022 - 17 June 2022: Phone interviews

30 June 2022: Shortlisted finalists notified

29 July 2022: 3-minute essay finals (3MEF) and Award Ceremony


Application Deadline

May 5, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Excellent Minds Social and Youth Empowerment Initiative on accounts.google.com to apply

Please note;

  • our adjudicators take plagiarism very seriously. If you are caught plagiarising, you will be disqualified from the competition.
  • 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

For more details,visit EMI website

 


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