Youth, Society’s Changemakers!

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Youths Inspiration invites young Africans from across the continent to promote literacy, shared values, and the development of African youth through our writing competition. Driven by our believe in the power and potential of young people to drive change across their communities this competition seeks to challenge young Africans to express their views, stories, opinions, creative pieces, poems, etc, on the role young people play in driving change across their communities and beyond. We invite any African within the ages of 17-35 to share their piece with us before February 20th, 2022, under the theme YOUTH, SOCIETY’S CHANGEMAKER.

ELIGIBILITY AND ESSAY FORMAT

  • Open to all Africans between 17-35 years old.
  • The entry must be written in English language.
  • The entry must include a title.
  • The entry must reflect the participants own work and original thinking and may not infringe on the rights of any other party
  • Any quotations or copyrighted material must be identified and referenced.
  • The entry must not be longer than a page.

EVALUATION

Evaluation will be carried out by a judging panel following the closing date. Essays will be evaluated on: 

  • Theme: How the piece creatively relates to the competition theme.
  • Focus and Details: Whether essays are well focused and supported.
  • Organization and Ideas: How original ideas are, how they are presented and whether they capture the readers’ attention.
  • Use of Conventions: Whether spelling, grammar and punctuation interrupt reading and detract from the meaning of the piece.
  • Voice: Whether the writers unique perspective is shown.

PRIZES

  • Mentorship opportunity from our partner organization and judges.
  • Book vouchers worth 20 – 25 USD 
  • Top entries will receive certificates to acknowledge their performance.
  • Open invitation to contribute to Youths Inspiration’s blog post.
  • Spotlight on our social media pages, website, and partner organizations

Read more about the competition’s terms and conditions HERE

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

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