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2013 National Orientation Agency National Youth Essay Competition | Deadline: 23 Sept.

2013 National Orientation Agency National Youth Essay Competition | Deadline: 23 Sept.

The aim of this competition is to promote in Nigerian youths the spirit of patriotism, healthy competition, intellectualism and creativity, while reassuring them that their input and contribution in nation building is appreciated.

National Orientation Agency National Youth Essay Competition_mini


“My Nigeria; What It Means To Me”


The National Orientation Agency


The following prizes are to be won:

First Prize: N250,000 cash + Certificate of Participation

Second Prize: N200,000 cash + Certificate of Participation

Third Prize: N 150,000 cash + Certificate of Participation

Seven (7) Consolation Prizes: N50,000 each + Certificate of Participation

Twenty (20) Consolation Prizes: N 10,000 each + Certificate of Participation


4:00 pm on Monday, 23 September, 2013


  •  This contest is open to all Nigerian youths not above 30years. However, it is not open to employed young people, even if they are within the age bracket.
  • All entries must be an original perception on the above topic, showing clarity of thought and innovation, while providing practical suggestions, where necessary.
  • The essay must have four parts:

(a) Title Page

(b) Body of work (introduction, body and conclusion)

(e) Bibliography (where necessary)

(d) Contestant’s Bio-data

  • The contestant’s bio-data must include the contestant’s name, date of birth, evidence of age, full mailing address, occupation, educational qualification, telephone number and e-mail address (where available).
  • The title page, bibliography (where necessary) and contestant’s bio-data must each be listed on a separate page and no reference to the contestant’s name or information should be part of the body of the work.
  • Using a font size of 14 (Times New Roman), entries must be double-spaced.
  • The essay which must have a minimum of 800 words must not exceed 1,000 words (excluding the title page, footnotes and bio-data).
  • Entries will be judged based on the following:

#Accuracy of Information

#Clarity of thought


#Grammar and spelling


  • All entries must be submitted online via the Agency’s email address below or by hand to the Office of the Director, Planning, Research & Statistics, (PRS) Room 330, National Orientation Agency, Headquarters, Block ‘B’ Federal, Secretariat Complex, Area 1, Garki – Abuja:
  • Essays that do not conform to the rules shall be disqualified.


For further details, call 07033173997 or 08086191122


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  1. A tough one…where do I start?

  2. This is good. This will help me ascertain my writing skills and hopefully improve on it
    Thanks to the organizers of the competition.

  3. Start where you are 😉

  4. I’m not very sure of what they expect from us (our essays)
    what do you think?

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