Applications Open for the Leadership Essay Competition 2018!


Deadline: 18 May 2018

Applications are now open for the Leadership Essay Competition 2018 which aims to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership.

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The competition is open to all African citizens to write about their perspectives on leadership as it relates to financing development and transformation in Africa. The essays should respond to the following question:

  • “If you were an African leader how would you finance development and transformation?”

The essays should be no more than 2 A4 pages long. The format shall be of single spaced, Arial font size 11 with page margins of 1 inch (2.54cm) for each margin, and sent as a Microsoft Word document. Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, use of language and appropriateness to contest theme. All essays must be written in English.

Benefits

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  • The top 5 winners will travel to Kigali, Rwanda, to receive their awards at a prize giving ceremony to be held during the African Leadership Forum Gala Dinner on 27th July, 2018, which will be attended by senior leaders from across Africa in the public, private and civil society sectors.
  • The overall winner will be asked to read the winning essay at the event.

Prize

  • A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner.
  • A total of five winners will be selected.
  • The second prize will be $1,500, third prize $1,000, fourth prize $700 and fifth prize $500.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be African citizens between the age of 18-25.
  • The selected winners will be required to travel to Kigali on 25th July, 2018, therefore valid identification and travel documents will be required for this purpose.

How to Apply

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Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For further information, please visit Leadership Essay Competition.

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