So you think you can write essays; and you're an African youth between the ages of 18 - 35 and you live anywhere in Africa? Then, you can win the $1,000 cash prize in 'The Uzoigwe Elechi Humanity Project'.
The organizers, Ugreen
Foundation, seeks to annually reward
excellence in the issues of entrepreneurship, security, religion,
leadership, democracy/governance and environment; issues paramount to Africa’s growth and economic development.
The inaugural edition of the project will focus on Entrepreneurship as its theme. Entrants can start submitting essays which address the issue of Entrepreneurship in
Africa. Entries are to be typed in MS Word and emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Essay must not be more than 2000 words, and not less than 1500 words long.
Entries will run from July 2nd - 6pm, August 2nd 2013.
Awards include the following:
2. All expenses paid trip to Abakaliki, a peaceful, serene,
agricultural and limestone rich city in Southern Nigeria (from any
country in Africa).
3. An interactive session with 50 intelligent Nigerian youths to encourage intercultural dialogue.
4. A dinner party in honour of the winner - presentation of the prize money, certificate and plaque.
Essays must be the original work of the entrant and must be
unpublished anywhere prior to submission, either in part, excerpt or in
full. Essays to include a cover page, bearing the entrants name,
email address, phone contacts, physical address, age, sex, country of
origin, country of residence and passport number (if any).
Essayists can write addressing the following issues :
'The economy of the world is driven by entrepreneurs, and Africa has a
lot to learn by tapping into the potentials inherent in entrepreneurship
to ensure profound economic and infrastructural development, but in the
past, there has been a continuous decline in the efforts of governments
and organizations in directing the minds of their youths and populace
towards entrepreneurship development, as a young entrepreneur, what
factors do you think mitigate against the economic development of your
country? How does these factors transcend to other African countries?
And what measures can the government adopt to encourage economic and
infrastructural development through entrepreneurship? What can you do or
is presently doing to contribute towards Africa’s emergence as the
leading economic power in the world?'
Entrants must show an evidence of originating from an African country as soon as announced as one of the shortlists. Winner must also be willing to travel to Abakaliki, the capital city
of Ebonyi State, Nigeria if invited to do so. (The organizers reserve
the right not to invite the winner in any given year, but may decide to
wire the prize money to the winner’s account wherever he is in the
All inquiries as regards the
Uzoigwe Elechi Humanity Project to be directed to ‘The Project Officer,
Ugreen Foundation Nigeria’ email: email@example.com
Entry rules and guidelineshttp://www.ugreenfoundation.org/content.php?287-Inaugural-Contest-The-Uzoigwe-Elechi-Humanity-Project-2013
can be found HERE.http://www.ugreenfoundation.org/content.php?287-Inaugural-Contest-The-Uzoigwe-Elechi-Humanity-Project-2013