We are pleased to announce a National Essay Competition on Leadership organised by the Abuja City Journal – an online news platform seeking to promote fair and balanced journalism while focusing on providing incisive Investigative Journalism.
The theme for the competition is “The Nigerian in the Public Space, to whom I can entrust my future”. The essay should not be more than 1,000 words and must explore not only the qualities that endear the writer to the subject person, but also how the public works and ideals of the individual has personally impacted the writer.
Participants must be between the ages of 18-35 years, possess any of the following: a registered voters card, a national identity card, a drivers license or an international passport( scanned copy of any of these to be uploaded during registration) and be residents of Nigeria.
Entries will be judged based on Creativity 40%, Structure 20%, Adherence to Topic, Grammar, Length and the Wow Factor 10% each to bring total assessment score to 100%.
Entries that exceed the 80% mark will scale through to the second reading where voting will be done (to select 1st-3rd place) by judges after reading the essays aloud and engaging in discussions about their content and value.
Entries that fall below the 80% mark will be issued Certificates of Participation.
First Place will earn 1 million naira payable upon win
1st Runner up will receive a Laptop
2nd Runner up will receive an Android phone
Deadline for registration is on/before. Closing date for submission of entry is.
The Publisher, Abuja City Journal