Essay competition

ESSAY COMPETITION

Are you an African youth living in Africa or Diaspora?

Do you have excellent writing skills?

If your answers to these questions are YES, you can enter into the competition for a chance to win amazing prizes from YALDA and its partners!

Click to enter the essay competition

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

Must be an excellent writer

ESSAY CONTENT REQUIREMENTS

All essay submissions must answer the question, The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): What is in it for young Africans?” and meet the following requirements:

  • Non-academic essay (blog-type)
  • Use credible sources of information
  • Site all sources
  • Min 1,500 words and maximum 2,000 words
  • Font should be Arial Size 12
  • Submission should be Word Document or PDF only
  • Essay must be your original work.
  • Must not contain prominent copyrighted materials owned by others
  • Must not be derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group or the disabled

SELECTION CRITERIA

The winning essays will be selected based on:

  • Meeting all content requirements
  • Relevance to the topic of the competition
  • Quality of writing
  • Accuracy and authenticity of information provided
  • Contribution towards breaking down elements of the AfCFTA into simple and easy to understand content
  • Ability to effectively communicate the AfCFTA to young people

HOW TO ENTER

  • To enter the competition, contestant must submit the essay latest by 30th September, 2021 at 23:59 hours CAT or 21:59 hours GMT.
  • Click on this LINK to submit your essay