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Institute for Business in the Global Context Essay Competition on the Future of Africa

Introduction The Institute for Business in the Global Context invites undergraduates and young professionals to enter an essay contest and join us as we discuss one of the driving issues in business today: the promise of Africa’s role in the global economy. Topic Imagine you are writing an article for The Economist in the year […]

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The United Planet Day Writing Contest, 2012

Introduction Every year, in celebration of the United Planet Day, we hold a contest to seek written submissions that exemplify our mission from all world community members and friends. Theme Entries should illustrate the ideas of cross-cultural understanding, friendship, and supporting one another in their own community or abroad. Contestants should submit written pieces or […]

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How To Sidestep ‘Fakism’ in Your Writing

Don't be confused; never write to impress.

I have used the word ‘fakism’ in this context to mean an absence of genuineness and a lack of originality or unique author’s voice. Linguistically, the word is a bastadized derivative of the English adjective, ‘fake’. Now what exactly are we talking about here? What the heck is ‘fakism’? What is so disgusting and undesirable […]

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Avid Reading Makes Proficient Writing

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Written by: Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin* That readers are leaders is a time-honoured saying. As an artisan, crafting literary pieces with words, I dare say that readers aren’t simply leaders, they’re prolific writers, and perhaps ‘righters’ too. The totality of what a writer scribbles are a product of his experience: what he’s seen, heard, felt or […]

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2012 Christians in Science Student Essay Competition

Introduction The subject up for discussion is Science and Faith and essays can address any topic which falls under this general heading. CiS is an international network of those concerned with the relationship between science and Christian faith, open to scientists, teachers, students and all those with an interest in this dialogue. Theme Science and […]

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Chemistry World Science Essay Competition, 2012

Introduction Are you passionate about science and keen to communicate it widely? The Chemistry World Science Essay Competition offers a fantastic opportunity to do just that. Winning entries will be published by Chemistry World and awarded a cash prize. Theme Entrants can write on any topic related to the chemical sciences. Organizer Chemistry World Prizes […]

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How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction (II)

This is the second part in the series, "How To Craft A Killer Essay Introduction".

Written by: Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin* In the first part of this series, I examined how a striking contrast or an important statistics can be used to write a gripping introduction to an essay. While there can be one thousand and one methods of scribbling a compelling opening to your essay entry or article, the ones presented here are tested-and-trusted […]

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My JAMB Stories Essay Competition

Introduction                                              In the article, JAMBED! (READ HERE), the author, Sagay Agbalaya adopted a comical approach to issues and challenges faced by students who fail to prepare well for exams. Entries are hereby invited […]

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2012 NUHA Blogging Prizes on Education

Introduction Whether you’re from Lebanon, Lesotho or Lithuania, we would like to hear what YOU have to say about ‘education’. Prizes There are three prizes this year: NUHA Young Writers Blogging Prize, for those born between 1998 and 2002: £50 NUHA Youth Blogging Prize, for those born between 1994 and 1997: £100 NUHA Adult Blogging […]

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2012 JFTC International Essay Competition

Introduction JFTC is sponsoring JFTC Essay Competition 2012 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. JFTC is involved in a wide range of activities with the objective of contributing to the prosperity of the Japanese economy and the development of international society through […]

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