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First @PolicyNG Essay Competition Sponsored by @pinigeria

First @PolicyNG Essay Competition Sponsored by @pinigeria

First @PolicyNG Essay CompetitionPolicyNG, Nigeria’s policy analysis platform, hereby calls for entries for the first edition of its policy analysis essay competition with focus on the Nigeria’s National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy document.

PolicyNG has a mandate to foster objective, informed and non-partisan discussions on various policies of governments at all levels.
PolicyNG seeks to educate Nigerians about the policies and programmes of government which ultimately affects them, and relay their feedbacks to the relevant agencies.
To this end, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria is sponsoring the first ever #PolicyNG policy analysis essay competition in Nigeria.
The first edition of the competition which will run from 15th August 2013 to 10th September 2013 will focus on the Nigeria’s National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy.

Analysis of Nigeria’s National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy
Organizer and Paradigm Initiative Nigeria

  • Shortlisted entries will be published on
  • Two winning entries (the winner and the runner-up) to win N50000 and N20000 respectively from
  • Winners get all-expense paid trip to attend PIN’s ICT Policy Advocacy Visit to  Abuja in November 2013


10 September, 2013


  • The competition is open to Nigerians aged 15 – 25 (extendable to 28).
  • Download and study the Nigeria’s National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy. Download HERE.
  • Write a detailed and objective analysis of the policy and make relevant recommendations.
  • Entries must not be more than 1200 words.
  • Send your properly edited entry as a Microsoft Word document (attached) to: on or before10th September 2013.
  • Use “#PolicyNG Policy Analysis Essay Competition” as the e-mail subject and include your full name, e-mail address, telephone number and twitter handle (if any) in the body of the mail.
  • Shortlisted entries will be announced and published on on the 15th September 2013 while the winning entries will be announced on 20th September 2013.
  • Entries will be judged based on the following:
    (1) Objective engagements of case studies from other nations that have successfully implemented their Information Technology policy.
    (2) Engagement of relevant and very recent facts and statistics.
    (3) Quality of writing, use of language and proper editing of submission.
    (4) Quality of recommendations.


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