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Lafarge Africa Plc National Essay Competition 2020

Updated on Dec 07, 2020 1827 views
Lafarge Africa Plc National Essay Competition 2020

Lafarge Africa Plc is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group - the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and serves Nigeria and South Africa with a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects.

Description

  • To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria and the 60th anniversary of LAP in Nigeria, LAP is organising a national essay competition
  • The theme for the essay competition is “Building the Nigeria of my dreams”, which is in line with LAP’s nation building initiative, to promote patriotism and corporate citizenship.

The Essay Competition
The competition is broken down into two categories:

  • The Junior Category - The length of the essay shall not exceed 500 words (+/- 10%) for the Junior Category and 750 words (+/- 10%) for the Intermediate Category
  • The Intermediate Category - The length of the essay shall not exceed 750 words (+/- 10%) for the Intermediate Category.

Eligibility
The competition is open to:

  • Pupils of Public Primary Schools who are between the ages of 9 to 13 years, for the Junior Category of the competition, and
  • Students of Public Junior Secondary Schools who are between the ages of 9 to 13 years for the Intermediate Category of the competition.
  • Note: The children of LAP employees are not be allowed to participate.

Prizes
First Prize:

  • N1,500,000.00, as well as books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles, flasks and educational tablets, pre-loaded with educational content.

Second Prize:

  • N1,000,000.00, as well as books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles, flasks and educational tablets, pre-loaded with educational content.

Third Prize:

  • N750,000.00, as well as books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles, flasks and educational tablets, pre-loaded with educational content.

Others:

  • Consolation prizes of N200,000.00 each will be given to the authors of 2 good essays from each category. They will also receive books, branded school accessories such as school bags, water bottles and flasks.

The top winners for each category will also receive a desktop computer system each for their schools with complete accessories.


Click here to apply online

Note

  • Late entries will not be accepted
  • Each participant is allowed to submit only one entry. Any participant who submits multiple entries will be disqualified
  • Participants should retain their own copies of the essays as no entries will be returned. There will be no feedback on any entries, either during or after the competition.

 

Application Closing Date
Midnight 31st December, 2020.

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