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2014 Young & Cerebral Essay Competition For Nigerians

2014 Young & Cerebral Essay Competition For Nigerians

Entries are invited for the 2014 edition of the Young & Cerebral Essay Competition for Nigerians.


Answer only one of the following:

  • My favourite Nigerian hero of the last century (no age limit)
  • Do you do what you love at school/work? (18-25 years)
  • How to solve the Nigerian unemployment challenge (26-35 years)


Young & Cerebral

Young & Cerebral Essay Competition For Nigerians


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Disclaimer: Last year, tablets were promised but not eventually awarded.


6 November 2014


  • All applications should be sent to in MSWord with the applicant’s full details (Full Names, Age, Gender, Email Addresses, Phone Contact, School/Institution, State of Residence).
  • And also, let us know how you heard about the Essay Competition.
  • Successful candidates will be contacted.
  • The competition is open citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legal residents of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • The candidate must be aged between 18-35 years
  • The essay must be typed in “Book Antiqua” size 12 typeface and in Microsoft Word
  • The essay submitted must not be more than five hundred and forty words (540 Words). Failure to comply with this shall lead to automatic disqualification
  • All entries must be written in the English language.
  • The candidate must only apply based on one topic that should be submitted electronically. Multiple applications will be disqualified.
  • The candidate’s bio-data shall be used by Young & Cerebral for publicity purposes.
  • The top nine shortlisted candidates for the total categories shall be invited for an interview
  • Plagiarism will not be permitted. All entries must be properly referenced. Note that information from the following websites is NOT allowed as forms of reference for this competition: Wikipedia or any wiki links site.
  • Your research must reflect appropriate and relevant reviewed journals and legitimate websites.


All queries should be sent to


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I’m grateful to my friend, Austine Archibong of AustineReviews for letting me know about the opening of this contest.

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  1. pls I am 14 years old,can i write on the first topic?

  2. help!
    what if i do not review any material?
    is it a must criteria to provide reference?
    need a reply ASAP please!

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