Susan Chioma Omeh has emerged overall winner of the 2020 WIPO National Intellectual Property Essay Competition on the recommendation of the panel of judges.
Susan Chioma Omeh was announced winner on the 28th of July 2020 and the competition’s theme was “Making innovation work for a Green Future in Nigeria”.
Ms. Susan is a 500-level (final year) student of Law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
The 2020 WIPO National Intellectual Property Essay Competition was organized by the WIPO Nigeria Office on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day 2020.
The competition as conducted by the WIPO Nigeria Office produced 15 winners and one overall winner (Susan Chioma Omeh) out of the 262 entries received. The 15 winners comprise six males and nine females from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Lagos State University, University of Lagos, Afe Babalola University, Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Ibadan.
The reward for the winners include:
- WIPO Academy
– Free Distance Learning Course selections for the top 15 winners.
-Three scholarships for the WIPO Summer School (South Africa).
-One Executive blended learning scholarship (Korea).
- WIPO Certificates of Achievement for the 15 winners.
- A publication opportunity with th WIPO Magazine for the top essay.
- IP study tour for the 15 winners organised by the WNO (dates to be announced later).
- A 2021 Young Innovation Leadership Scholar Award (YIL).
- Free Executive Mentoring Session with Professor Okediji.
- Internship opportunities for the top 15 winners.
Susan Chioma Omeh, Winner of the 2020 WIPO National Intellectual Property Essay Competition, shared her experiences, thoughts and insights with PositiveNaija on July 29, 2020.
Motivation for participating in the competition
In part, I needed money for my law school and majorly, I love writing. Laughs
Factors that helped me win
I’m offering Intellectual Property Law as a course in my final year and I did Energy Law in my penultimate year where we discussed the dangers of climate change. That made me pick interest and it helped me a lot. Researching was easier because I then knew the information I was looking for.
Relevance of the essay to the Nigerian society
I can say that this is the best piece (essay) I’ve written, yet.
It’s so practicable especially looking at the socio-economical landscape of Nigeria.
Achieving a green future in Nigeria is largely dependent on our intellectual efforts today; strengthening our IP System is indispensable in making this leap.
Plus, I had an expert in Intellectual Property (Mr. Christian Aniukwu) listen to my ideas. And yes, it’s useful to the world.
I love discussing gender related issues. Thank you.