ONE Campaign Essay Contest for Young Africans 2018

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Application Closes: 17th November, 2017

The anti-poverty organisation is inviting young Africans to submit a 500-word essay answering the question, “What one big idea should African leaders implement that will harness the power of the continent’s girls to transform all our futures?

About the Award:

what’s your big idea for girls in Africa?

What are the ways in which African leaders can harness the power of girls in Africa? How can we use this power to transform Africa’s future? The ONE Campaign wants to hear your ideas.

130 million girls around the world are being denied an education — and 53 million of them are right here in Africa. Without an education, no child can reach their full potential. This has to change.

Young people will shape the future of the continent, so we’re asking 18-35 year olds to share their best ideas for how African leaders can make sure all girls count.

How do we get every girl in to school and learning? How do we make sure girls don’t face violence at home, in school or on the street? How do we enable girls to become the engineers, entrepreneurs and political leaders of tomorrow?

Share your idea, and you could be joining the ONE team at the AU Summit in January 2018, in Addis Ababa.

Eligible Countries: African countries

 

Eligibility: 

  1. Entrant essays may not exceed 500 words. If any essay exceeds the maximum word count described herein, it will be disqualified at the sole and absolute discretion of ONE.
  2. Eligible Entrants: Entrants must:
    1. Be between the ages of 18 and 35 years;
    2. Be currently living in Africa and a citizens or permanent resident of the African country in which they live;
    3. Submit an essay according to these Rules;
    4. Submit an original piece of writing answering the question posed in paragraph 1 above; and,
    5. Have a valid passport or international travel document.
  3. Ineligible Entrants: Entrants may not be ONE employees, judges or direct suppliers of the Awards, or immediate family of ONE employees, competition judges or direct suppliers of the competition.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Ability to articulate the challenge; and,
  2. Ability to share possible solutions to the challenges they face.

Selection:

  • A judging committee will select the winner (the judging committee will be made up of representatives chosen by ONE, such as employees of ONE, partners of ONE, or other, experts and/or community leaders) (the “Judging Committee”).
  • Based on the recommendation of the Judging Committee, ONE will choose the winner or winners of the competition (“Winner(s)”). Winner(s) will be chosen at the sole and absolute discretion of ONE. ONE is not obligated to inform or otherwise update those competition entrants who did not win.
  • At the recommendation of the Judging Committee, ONE may also choose a runner-up or runners-up (“Runner(s)-up”). As with Winner(s), Runner(s)-up will be chosen at the sole and absolute discretion of ONE.
  • The winners will be notified by e-mail. Winner(s) will be required to participate in a prize fulfillment process and sign documentation, such as a release, within the time frame specified by ONE, as will be more fully detailed when Winner(s) is notified.

Value of Award: 

  1. Winner(s):
    1. Winners may be contacted for editorial coverage by ONE and agree to participate in any media interviews facilitated by ONE.
      1. Winner(s) will be required to participate in a prize fulfillment process and sign documentation, such as a release, within the time frame specified by ONE, as will be more fully detailed when Winner(s) is notified.
      2. Winner(s) agree to make themselves available for publicity purposes relating to the competition, the AU Summit, and may be called upon to become ONE Pan-African Champions during the course of 2018 through supporting ONE’s actions across the African continent.
      3. The Winner(s) will join ONE to share their big idea directly with African leaders / decision makers at an event organised with the African Union. Winner(s) eligibility is dependent on her/his adherence to these Rules;
  2. Runner(s) up:
    1. Runner(s) up will receive: a package with ONE merchandise.

How to Apply: Entries are made by completing an online form available here.

The winners will be announced on 15 December, 2017.

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