Give 2 Nigeria (G2N) is pleased to announce the 2011 Responsible Citizen Student Essay Prize, inviting senior secondary school (high school) and undergraduate students to write about the subject of Responsible Citizenship. The Prize aims to:
- Deepen understanding and appreciation of the expectations and benefits of responsible citizenship;
- Engage students in the debate on the role of citizens in Nigerian society;
- Strengthen students’ research, writing, and reasoning skills; and
- Develop a culture of giving amongst students.
The Prize is open to senior secondary school (high school) and undergraduate students, attending schools in Nigeria or overseas.
Eligible students are invited to submit their original work, highlighting the value of responsible citizenship, as well as their personal contributions to a social cause or community issue. The essay should be no longer than 900 words, in English, and each submission should cover the following:
- What are the key responsibilities of Nigerian citizens?
- Describe your role and impact in a social cause or community initiative.
Applicants are invited to submit their essays in MS Word or PDF format only, firstname.lastname@example.org with “Essay Submission” as the subject of the mail.
All information requested, including name, contact information, educational institution, and essay should be included in a single document. One essay is allowed per applicant. Joint submissions are not eligible for the prize.
The submission deadline is August 31, 2011 at 12 a.m. GMT. Winners will be announced onOctober 1, 2011. All submissions must adhere to contest requirement.
The submitted essays are reviewed and judged by a panel selected by Give 2 Nigeria. The panel will evaluate the essays according to the criteria described and select 1st prize winners, one each, from the senior secondary school and undergraduate level, and 2nd prize winners, one each, from the senior secondary school and undergraduate level.
All winners will receive an award certificate. In line with our efforts encouraging a culture of giving while supporting local charities, Give 2 Nigeria will make a cash donation of $500 each to two registered charities in Nigeria, selected by each of the first prize winners. In addition, Give 2 Nigeria will make a cash donation of $250 each to two registered charities in Nigeria, selected by each of the second prize winners.
For more information, visit the Give 2 Nigeria website here.