The 2014 Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition is now open for entries from secondary school students in Nigeria. The 11th edition of Mike Okonkwo Essay Competition is the latest in a series that span over a decade of developing and rewarding the writing skills of Nigerian students towards national development.

Students are to send in entries which address the theme “The Power of Your Vote: A Catalyst for a Stable, United Nigeria.” 

Worth of Prizes


1st position

Winner: N100,000 Naira and a laptop

School: 3 set of PC and Printer

2nd Position

Winner: N75, 000 naira

School:2 set of  PC and Printer

3rd Position

Winner: N50,000 naira

School: A set of PC

Eligibility: It is open to secondary school students in Nigeria

How to Apply

  •   Your essay should be written in maximum of 2000 (Two Thousand) words
  • Candidates should include the following in their essay:
  •  Name of Student
  • Class
  • Email
  • Contact
  •   Phone number

·         And his/her recent passport photograph


  •  Include the name of your school and its detailed address
  •  Name of principal and Phone number
  •  Your entry should be clearly written (legibility is important)
  •  Send complete entry to:

TREM Headquaters

Gbagada Express way,

Anthony Oke,

Lagos State.


send your entries via email to [email protected]

Deadline: Closing date for submission of entries is May 2, 2014

Visit the essay competition website here