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African Liberty Essay Contest For High School

The Nation, Nigeria, in collaboration with African Liberty Organisation for Development (ALOD) and Network for a Free Society (NFS), is calling for entries into the 2015 essay competition for undergraduate students.

Topic

Government regulations and controls are the biggest threat to jobs in Africa today.

Organizer

The Nation, Nigeria, in collaboration with African Liberty Organisation for Development (ALOD) and Network for a Free Society (NFS)

Prizes

  • 1st – George Ayittey (Platinum Prize): $1,000 and scholarship to the 2015 Liberty Camp in Kenya from August 5-9, 2015 OR Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) in Ghana from August 19-23, 2015
  • 2nd – Anthony Fisher (Gold Prize): $700 and scholarship to the 2015 Liberty Camp in Kenya from August 5-9, 2015 OR Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) in Ghana from August 19-23, 2015
  • 3rd – Franklin Cudjoe (Silver Prize):$500 and scholarship to the 2015 Liberty Camp in Kenya from August 5-9, 2015 OR Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) in Ghana from August 19-23, 2015
  • 4th – The Nation CAMPUSLIFE (Media Bronze Prize): $300 and scholarship to the 2015 Liberty Camp in Kenya from August 5-9, 2015 OR Students and Young Professional African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) in Ghana from August 19-23, 2015
  • There is also eight consolation prize of $50 each.

Deadline

June 26, 2015.

Guidelines

  • Eligibility/Qualification: Participant must be a student in any tertiary institutions (university, polytechnic, college of education and technical schools) in all African countries.
  • Participants must discuss the topic using contemporary examples.
  • The format of the text should be in Microsoft Word and not more than 1,500 words.
  • Interested student can visit here for useful background materials on the theme of this contest.
  • Be informed that no participant is allowed to lift materials directly from works of any author and claim to be his/her own. Plagiarism automatically disqualifies any entry, which contains work of another author.
  • If any text or sentence is copied from another author’s work, it must be shown in quotation marks and writer must credit the original author at the bottom of the paper.
  • On the first page of the completed essay, participant must write his/her full names, department, and year of study and name of institution. Also include your email address and functional mobile phone number.
  • All entries should be sent to: thomas@gmail.com.
  • Entries will be received between March 26 and June 26, 2015. Late entries will not be accepted. Winners will be announced on July 29, 2015.

Inquiries

Kindly direct your queries to adedayo.thomas@gmail.com.

Announcer

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Ashley Chico, Grade 10, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida, adult sponsor Cece Scott

Ethan Davis, Grade 12, East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, adult sponsor Patricia Berge

Jonathan Johnson, Grade 12, Home-schooled, Irvington, NJ, adult sponsor Tracye Johnson

Layla Kousari, Grade 12, Parkway North High School, St. Louis, Missouri, adult sponsor LuAnn Fallahi

Madeline Kujabi, Grade 10, Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School, Syracuse, NY, adult sponsor Marni Nolan

Giana Moreno, Grade 11, Trinity High School, River Forest, Illinois, adult sponsor Margaret McNair

Brandon Oppong-Antwi, Grade 12, Eastern York High School, Wrightsville, PA, adult sponsor Natali Monaghan

Danielle Sanders, Grade 11, Pelham High School, Pelham, Alabama, adult sponsor Connie Hayes Nolen

Maxwell Turk, Grade 10, Northview High School, Johns Creek, Georgia, adult sponsor Camillie Janess

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