Competitions & Programmes


The 2018 PositiveNaija Video Contest aims to promote the self-worth of Nigerians, encourage Nigerian patriotism as well as serve as a platform for excellence!

Title of Video:



Inform the world through your video, what genuinely makes Nigeria and Nigerians collectively trust, delight and succeed in their own worth or abilities today.

Further content expectations:

In addition to the objective of the video contest, the following should be included in the video as indication of your pride and hope for Nigeria:

  • Make visible the Nigerian flag
  • State the name of a Nigerian media news/information platform.
  • State the title of a song by Nigerian artist(s).

Nigerian self esteem video event


  • Video submissions are free – at no cost to the participants
  • One (1) video submission per person
  • Open to only Nigerians
  • The individual present in the video will be considered the contestant and will be the only individual eligible to compete for the prize
  • Organizations are not eligible either as an entity or through representation by an individual
  • PositiveNaija Team are not eligible

Video presentation guidelines:

  • Record an original short video with no plagiarism and not uploaded/published elsewhere.
  • At the beginning or end of the video, state your full names and nationality.
  • Maximum of five (5) minutes.
  • Speak loud and clear in a visible environment.
  • The video must not contain music of any kind.
  • Video can be submitted in any playable video format (mobile phone recording is encouraged).
  • The languages of communication in the video are Nigerian Pidgin and/or English.
  • Truth, logical consistency, facts, narrative organisation, creativity/initiative.
  • You must have permission from anyone who appears or speaks in the video or who provides content to you for the video.
  • The video must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.
  • All conventional video-editing methods are acceptable. Videos may be edited through any program and in any format.
  • Once a video is submitted, it is considered a final submission and may not be modified, edited, or replaced.
  • Submit your video entries only via our Whatsapp: +2349064503292
  • We reserve the right to disqualify any video that is not in compliance with these guidelines/expectations or is otherwise not in keeping with PositiveNaija’s values.

Reward [Starting cash prizes and more are based on Sponsorship received]

  • 1st prize: ₦50,000                                 |  [₦20,000]
  • 2nd prize: ₦30,000                                |  [₦0]
  • 3rd prize: ₦20,000                                |   [₦0]

Reward [certificates]:

Top 3

Reward [publication]:

  • Top 3 participants receive a copy each of the 2017 PositiveNaija Series: Convocation of Green Eagles
  • 1st position: Transcript of Video is published as the ‘Second Foreword’ in the 2018 PositiveNaija Series
  • 2nd – 3rd positions: Transcript of Video is published in the 2018 PositiveNaija Series
  • 1st – 3rd positions: Video and Transcript are published on our social media channels.


  • Submission dates by participants: November 15 – 30 November 2018.
  • PositiveNaija review and select Top 3 best entries: December 1 – 14, 2018.
  • Decision on Top 3 best entries are published on the Contest Page: December 15, 2018.
  • Profiles and details of the Top 3 participants are requested: December 15 – 16, 2018
  • The audience will then determine the final winner with an open and public online vote – multiple votes are allowed: December 17 – 23, 2018 [Winners will emerge based on the number of votes]
  • Overall winner declared/published on 24th December 2018 on PositiveNaija
  • Payments made and certificate issued to winners on 24th December 2018

*Decisions by PositiveNaija are final and are not subject to legal appeal

*If the entries eventually received become too many, the review timeline may be adjusted and new dates will be updated on this Page for effective assessment. This might mean final voting and declaration of winner in January 2019.


We welcome sponsorships for the 2018 PositiveNaija Video Contest. Identifying, supporting and partnering with us on this competition is a testament to your personal, institutional or corporate conviction on the greatness, development and potentials of Nigeria/Nigerians.

For transparent and accountability purposes, every sponsorship for this competition received shall be made available on the blog [for privacy, sponsors can choose to use the initials of their names] (SEE ANNEX 2 below). We shall also provide up-to-date progress report to you.

Your support – financial or service-oriented, could therefore be targeted to the following areas (SEE ANNEX 1 below for account details and guidance):

  • Prizes: Top 1 – 3 Videos (Target: 3 million Naira)
  • Media/Publicity (Target: 2 million Naira)
  • Administrative/Logistics (Target: 1 million Naira)
  • General/Overarching – If your support is targeted to the general/overarching running of the competition, we will ensure equity in its distribution to the entire competition process.


Submit your video entries only via our Whatsapp: +2349064503292

Deadline: 30 November 2018 | 11:59 PM (GMT +1)


Acceptance of Terms

By participating you declare that you accept these terms and conditions.

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ANNEX 1 – Sponsorship Guide

*Account information (Bank name: Access Bank; Account name: Toju Ogbe; Account number: 0006376703)

* Use ‘2018 PositiveNaija Video’ as support description. You can also send an email/sms indicating your support provided.

*We do not accept cash; please make all financial contributions via the account information provided.

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ANNEX 2 – 2018 PositiveNaija Essay Competition Sponsors

*Only received contributions of support are listed below in the order they come in/we receive them.


Geo-Group Limited₦20,000Prizes


Name ContributionCategory

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ANNEX 3 – Status of Entries

  1. Total number of entries: 17
  2. Rescinding our earlier decision on providing feedback now due to the number of entries received, we are willing to provide feedback to all who did not make it into the Top 3 – the reason(s) why (as far as they request for it via Whatsapp).
  3. The current positioning of the Top 3 participants have been placed randomly: indicating no preference and does not imply the actual positions until the final public votes have been conducted from which the winner(s) will emerge accordingly.
  4. Names from No. 4-17 do not imply their positions in the Competition (rather, largely in the order they were received).
  5. Students of Princess Adeja International College, Gboko, Benue State, emerged winner of the Best Videography. These students are: Markudi Terver, Prince Davis, Mimi Swem, Tanko Achonma, Wealth Yansha and Audu Lois. For their entries, they were coached by Mrs. Yahim Charity.
No.NamesPositionsPublic Votes
1.Mafeni Praise1st3,093
2.Felix Emmanuel2nd280
3.Udeme Akpan3rd126
4.Markudi Terver
5.Prince Davis
6.Mimi Swem
7.Tanko Achonma
8.Wealth Yansha
9.Audu Lois
10.Chika Merciful Nwafor
11.Precious Mukoro
12.Aninwaeze Sandra Ukamama
13.Onuigbo John Chukwubuikem
14.Afor Darlington Iteire
15.Emmanuel Obiji
16.Eze Precious
17.Abdullateef Olasubomi Abdul


*Last updated: 26 December 2018


See the 2018 PositiveNaija Essay Competition on the next page.

69 thoughts on “Competitions & Programmes”

  1. My heart felt gratitude to the positive naija team for the platform and opportunity. I have received the cash prize and the certificate.

  2. It’s a unique honour to have participated in the 2018 edition of Positive Naija Essay Competition. I was also happy to receive my certificate and cash prize. I thank and commend the Positive Naija team for organising this competition in a transparent and hitch-free manner. And I genuinely hope the essays would inspire a refreshing wave of patriotism among Nigerians.

  3. The PositiveNaija Team appears to be doing all the good work these days in promoting creativity, intellectual excellence and Nigerianism.


    1. Good day Thelma. Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, by the grace of God we will be having the essay contest for this year 2019. Information on this should be made publicly available by July 2019. Thanks again.

  4. “Decision on Top 10 entries by Advisory Judges are published (without ranking) on the Competition Page: 1st October 2019″… I’m really searching for this. Has it been published yet? I just don’t want to miss out on any information

      1. Hi.. Please I didn’t receive any message that I was shortlisted or may be I didn’t even understand the competition. This is 2020 anyways but I still want to know. My name appeared in part of the names above, what does it mean? Was I part of the finalist or is was just the list of people who submitted their essays. My name is Nneoma Egerue.

  5. Good afternoon, Please I wrongly submitted using my second email which is different from the one in the essay,Do I resubmit with the right one or wait for a confirmation?

  6. Please, I’m confused… “It should be submitted in both ms word and pdf” does it mean I will submit the essay twice, make it inform of ms word and pdf?? Or I will just choose between both and submit my essay in either of them??

  7. Please I submitted my essay yesterday but a notification has not nlbeen sent to me for a poof that my essay was successfully submitted

    1. Dear Anthony, we received your mail but you sent a txt format file, which we replied you at about 2pm yesterday notifying you of this and encouraging you to send your entry in both MS Word and PDF formats. Kindly check your email.

      1. Good morning Sir /Ma, my sincere apologies for sending my essay in a text format and for the mail, I’m just seeing it this morning. I checked my mail box time to time yesterday but didn’t get a notification pertaning to the essay. I’ve resent the essay in a PDF format, I hope it will still be acknowledged.

  8. Good afternoon, and happy new month to you all…

    I will like to ask if the top 10 entries will be posted today as earlier stated in the timeline.

    Thank you in anticipation of your warm reply.

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