The Youth Connect Essay Challenge is organized to harness the creativity and innovation mindset of the African youth in promoting growth and development in Africa. The objective is to develop in undergraduate students the habit of contributing to national and global issues, as well as providing policymakers with an accessible perspective. It aims to promote excellence and knowledge amongst young minds, putting them in the shoes of game changers and problem solvers, in the African Landscape and the world at large.
Theme: “ACCELERATING GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION.”
All entries should be submitted online. Fill your details on the registration page and follow the required steps.
Entries to the competition must be submitted using the official entry form found here and must be before midnight Central African Time on Monday, August 31, 2020.
There is no registration fee or purchase required for participation.
Only entries that are duly received by us by the closing date will be eligible for the competition. Entries not submitted following these terms and all other rules and directions, or entries that are incomplete and illegible will not be eligible.
Each entrant is required to submit only one entry to the competition.
Evaluation will be carried out by a judging panel following the closing date of August 31, 2020. Essays will be evaluated on:
Theme: How essay creatively relates to the competition theme
Focus and Details: Whether essays are well focused and supported
Organization and Ideas: How original ideas are, how they are presented and whether they capture the readers’ attention
Use of Conventions: Whether spelling, grammar and punctuation interrupt reading and detract from the meaning of the essay
Voice: Whether the writer’s unique perspective is shown
The judging of the essays will take place in 3 rounds: an initial screening for eligibility and plagiarism, an evaluation by the judging panel to create a list of finalists and a final round to determine the winner and runners up.
The decision of the judging panel is final and at its sole discretion.
Stage 1: Call for entries from July 06- August 31, 2020.
Stage 2: Evaluation by Grading Panel from September 01, 2020
Stage 3: Announcement of Top 10 entrants
Stage 4: Presentations by Top 10 entrants
Stage 5: Announcement of Top 3 Winners
Winners and Prizes
We will select three overall winners of the competition i.e. 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions. All entrants will be notified via email on the status of their entry before October 01, 2020.
FITC does not accept responsibility for prize winners who are unable to be contacted due to an incorrect phone number or email address on the entry form.
Prizes may not be transferred to another person. FITC will not accept responsibility for inaccurate information about prizes provided by any third party.
We will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winners. If any winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed their prize within 10 days of the announcement date, FITC reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the closing date.
Legal and Ethical Notices
FITC may decide to disqualify an entry if it breaks any of the rules or violates terms under ‘Legal and Ethical Notices.
Should there be any questions about the competition or need for additional information or clarification, please contact us at email@example.com.
Deadline: Entries must be received by August 31st, 2020 (23:59 WAT).
See the Complete Details Here https://fitc-ng.com/youth-connect-essay-challenge-2020.php
Registeration Link https://fitc-ng.com/fitc-2020-essay-competition.php