The 2013 National Essay Competition is now open for entries for Nigerian Secondary School Students with an essay tittle: “Is the Internet a Blessing, or a Curse for the Millennial Generation?  . The essay is aimed at supporting the reading and writing culture in Nigerian Students.
The 2013 National Essay Competition which is presented by Youth Support Counselling Consult (YSCC), aims to celebrate and nurture the creative talents of young writers from secondary schools across Nigeria, by providing a platform for students to compete with their peers.
Topic: Is the Internet a Blessing or a Curse for the Millennial Generation?
Worth of Awards
Winners of the 2013 National Essay Competition will be awarded the following prizes. Please note that prizes will be awarded to winners, as well as, schools attended by the winner.

  • 1st  Prize
    All-Expense-paid tour of top UK Universities for 1st place winner plus 4 laptop computers to be presented to the IT lab  of secondary school attended by winner
  • 2nd Prize
    All-Expense-paid tour of top UK Universities for 2nd place winner plus 3 laptop computers to be presented to the IT lab  of secondary school attended by winner
  • 3rd Prize
    All-Expense-paid tour of top UK Universities for 3rd place winner plus 2 laptop computers to be presented to the IT lab  of secondary school attended by winner
  • 4th Prize
    All-Expense-paid tour of top UK Universities for 4th place winner plus 1 laptop computer to be presented to the IT lab  of secondary school attended by winner
  • 5th Prize
    All-Expense-paid tour of top UK Universities for 5th place winner

Prize/ Award Presentation Ceremony would be held on 18th April 2013 by 10am at : Apa Hall, Eko Hotel & Suites. Victoria Island, Lagos.
Parents and school administrators are encouraged to attend event with winners to receive the prize to be awarded to winner’s school.
Eligibility
Participation is free of all charges and is open to secondary school students in Year 11 or 12 (SS2 or SS3). Each entrant may submit only one essay.

  • All entries must be original works by student submitting the essay. Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.
  • To be eligible, entries must be original works of prose, between 1,000 to 2,000 words in length.

How to Apply

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  • Entries must be submitted in electronic format; as an email attachment in a double-spaced MS Word document with numbered pages to [email protected]  Please note that all other formats will be disqualified.
  • Each entry must have a cover page with the author’s name, full mailing address, telephone number and email address. Every subsequent page must carry the student’s name and page number.
  • All entries are final. No revisions are accepted.
  • Winners will be individually notified of the results by email or telephone

Deadline: application closes by midnight 31 March 2013
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