The UONGOZI Leadership Essay Competition 2019
African citizens between the age of 18-25 are invited to submit an essay for this year’s leadership essay competition organized by UONGOZI Institute.
The UONGOZI leadership essay competition aims to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership.
The UONGOZI leadership essay competition is open to all African citizens between the age of 18 – 25 years old, to write about their perspectives on leadership as it relates to financing development and transformation in Africa. The essays should respond to the following question:
“If you were an African leader how would you finance development and transformation?”
The essays should be no more than 2 A4 pages long. The format shall be of single-spaced, Arial font size 11 with page margins of 1 inch (2.54cm) for each margin, and sent as a Microsoft Word document.
Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, use of language and appropriateness to contest theme.
All essays must be written in English.
A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner. A total of five winners will be selected. The second prize will be $1,500, third prize $1,000, fourth prize $700 and fifth prize $500.
A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner. Up to five winners will be selected.
The winners will receive their awards at a prize giving ceremony to be held during the African Leadership Forum Gala Dinner on 29th August, 2019, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The ceremony will be attended by former African Heads of State and other distinguished leaders from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society. The overall winner will be asked to read the winning essay at the event.
The top 5 winners will travel to Kigali, Rwanda, to receive their awards at a prize-giving ceremony to be held during the African Leadership Forum Gala Dinner on 27th July 2018, which will be attended by senior leaders from across Africa in the public, private and civil society sectors. The overall winner will be asked to read the winning essay at the event.
Applicants must be African citizens between the age of 18 and 25 years.
How to Apply
Essays should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must also submit a written statement of originality and ownership of intellectual property rights (see below)
Template for Statement of Originality
I, (Enter full name) hereby confirm that the content of the essay I have submitted is my own work and it has not been submitted elsewhere for any other purpose.
I certify that the intellectual property rights for this essay are owned by me and that any information that was sourced elsewhere has been appropriately acknowledged.
(Enter Signature and date)
(Enter Country of Citizenship)
Deadline: 21st June 2019