Youth Connect Essay

The Youth Connect Essay Challenge 2020

The Youth Connect Essay Challenge is organized to harness the creativity and innovation mindset of the African youth in promoting growth and development in Africa.

The objective is to develop in undergraduate students the habit of contributing to national and global issues, as well as providing policymakers with an accessible perspective. It aims to promote excellence and knowledge amongst young minds, putting them in the shoes of game-changers and problem solvers, in the African Landscape and the world at large.


  • This Essay is open to undergraduates from all tertiary institutions in Africa
  • The essay can be in English or French and must not exceed 1000 words.
  • Entrants are expected to show originality, creativity, clarity and focus on the topic
  • Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified.
  • Essays must be written by one person. Co-written essays will not be accepted.
  • One entry per person.
  • Entries will be disqualified if they fail to meet these requirements


  • Winner – $1,000 + Laptop + Leadership Certification Programme + 1-year Mentorship Programme
  • 1st runner up – $500 + Laptop + 1-year Mentorship Programme
  • 2nd runner up – Laptop + 1-year Mentorship Programme

How to Apply

Click here to indicate that you have read and agree to the terms presented in the contestant guidelines for participation.

Click here to Register

Click here to Submit your Essay

Deadline: 31st August 2020


2 thoughts on “The Youth Connect Essay Challenge 2020

  1. EmmanueI Butukirile on Reply

    Furthermore the contest was posted in August,a Grace period of at least two months should have been given to the participants for the effectiveness of the contest dear organisers.Besides it will be avery positive way to occupy we idle students still in lockdown.I will be grateful when my request is given a green light.

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