Call For Entries: 2023 PositiveNaija Essay Competition

Recently updated on September 15th, 2023 at 06:55 pm


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.

2023 PositiveNaija Essay Competition - Nigerian Politics Is Not A Game


  • 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]

Essay format:

  • 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).

Essay expectations:

  • 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.

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