2ND ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OGUN STATE
AFRUCA FOUNDATION NIGERIA INVITES JSS AND SSS STUDENTS IN OGUN STATE TO PARTICIPATE IN ITS SECOND ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION IN THE THREE CATEGORIES DESCRIBED BELOW AS PART OF ITS ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN NIGERIA. THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION IS
“PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE”.
COMPETITION START DATE: TUESDAY 1 MAY 2012
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION: 5PM THURSDAY 31ST MAY 2012 (ESSAYS SUBMITTED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED)
CATEGORY ONE: ESSAY COMPETITION FOR JSS STUDENTS
Title: It is the Duty of Parents to Ensure their Children are Protected from Sexual Abuse. What Must They Do?
800 word essay competition opened to JSS1 to JSS3 students
Best Essay –a brand new laptop and 10,000 naira cash prize
Second Best Essay –25,000 naira cash prize and a collection of books
Third Best Essay - 20,000 naira cash prize and a collection of books
CATEGORY TWO: ESSAY COMPETITION FOR SSS STUDENTS
Title: The Growing Problem of Sexual Abuse in Nigeria is an infringement of the Rights of Children. What is the Role of Government in Addressing it?
800 word essay competition opened to SSS1 to SSS3 students
Best Essay –A brand new laptop and 15,000 naira cash prize
Second Best Essay - 35,000 naira cash prize and a collection of books
Third Best Essay - 30,000 naira cash prize and a collection of books
CATEGORY THREE: SPECIAL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL GIRLS IN OGUN STATE
This category is being sponsored by the NigerianWomen In Diaspora Leadership Forum, a UK based NGO to encourage young girls who are interested in leadership positions. The two SSS and JSS winners in this category will receive the following prizes as well as opportunities to undergo work experience with highly placed women leaders to serve as their mentors. Candidates can submit an Essay in Category Three as well as in each of Category One or Two.
Title: The Growing Problem of the Rape of Women in Nigeria is Alarming: What Must Society DoTo Address It?
Best SSS essay: 25,000 naira cash prize
Best JSS essay: 20,000 naira cash prize
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
You are eligible to enter the Competition if you are a JSS or SSS student studying in OGUN STATE ONLY. a)You must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to enter the Competition. b)
You are NOT eligible to participate if you are (i)a family member (siblings, children, and grandchildren) of one of AFRUCA's Employees, Members or Sponsors and Judges of this Competition; (ii) an individual living in the same household as one of AFRUCA's Employees, Members or Sponsors and Judges involved in the Competition.
You must be the only author of your Essay, and your Essay must be no longer than Eight hundred (800) words. Any Essay submitted as an Entry written by two or more authors or longer than 800 words will not be eligible. Your Essay must: (a) be your original creation; (b) be in the English language
You may only submit one Entry per category. If you submit more than one Entry, the first Entry that we receive will be the judged Entry, and any subsequent Entries you submit will be void and disregarded.
Candidates may submit Entries in each of Category One OR Two AND Category Three.
All entries must reach us at AFRUCA by 5pm on 31st May 2012. Please ensure your essay is clearly marked with your full name, school, email address and phone number. You must submit your essay to us by EMAIL ONLY at email@example.com. Entries received after 5pm on 31st MAY 2012 will not be considered.
REQUIREMENTS FOR WINNERS.
We will notify all Winners by e-mailand telephone ONLY. Please check your emails regularly for this purpose. You will be required to produce a Letter of Identification from your School Principal and any additional documents we believe are necessary to confirm your eligibility as a bonafidestudent of a Secondary School in Ogun State.
If such documentation is not provided by the specified date you will be disqualified from the Competition and the entrant submitting the Essay with the next highest score may be named as the Winner (“Alternate Winner”) to replace the original Winner. If notification to a Winner or Alternate Winner is returned as undeliverable, we may award the Prize to the next Alternate Winner.
AFRUCA WISHES ALL PARTICIPANTS THE BEST OF LUCK!