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2023 POSITIVENAIJA ESSAY COMPETITION
The 2023 PositiveNaija Essay Competition aims to promote: positive and impactful political interactions, engagements, education; responsive political leadership; Nigerian patriotism; impactful scholarship as well as serve as a platform for excellence.
Title of Essay:
Nigerian Politics Is Not A Game!
Inform the world on how the national politics and politicking in Nigeria genuinely benefits the Nigerian people today based on the values of integrity, justice/equity, peace, unity and progress rather than being a game of entertainment, falsehood and conquest.
- 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 (excluding references).
- 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
Reward [certificates]: Top 10
Reward [publication]: Top 10 essays are published on the PositiveNaija website.
- Submission dates by participants: July 1 – 7, 2023.
- PositiveNaija review and submit Top 10 best entries to Advisory Judges: July 10 – August 9, 2023.
- Blind review by Advisory Judges who shall [individually] assess, grade and rank the entries: August 10 – 30, 2023.
- Decision on Top 10 entries by Advisory Judges are published (without ranking) on the Competition Page: 1st September 2023.
*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 – 4, 2023
- The audience will then determine the final ranking for Positions 4th – 10th with an open and public online vote – multiple votes are allowed: September 5 – 11, 2023.
- PositiveNaija collates; prepares and issue certificates: September 12 – 18, 2023.
- The audience will then determine the final ranking and winner (Top 3) with an open and public online vote – multiple votes are allowed: September 19 – 25, 2023.
- PositiveNaija collates and prepares certificates: September 26 – 30, 2023.
- Wole Joshua & Co. audits entire competition process: July – September 30, 2023.
- Overall winner (and essay)/results are declared/published on 1st October 2023.
- Payments made and certificate issued to winners on 1st October 2023.
Deadline: 7 July 2023 | 11:59 PM (GMT +1)
The 2023 PositiveNaija Essay Competition is open for sponsorship, collaboration or partnership (+2349064503292).
Acceptance of Terms
By participating you declare that you accept these terms and conditions.
For additional information and updates, kindly visit our Competitions Page.