Latest Essay Competitions – See Details Below

Are you fully aware that the pen as they say, is mightier than the sword? The time is ripe for you to pick up your pen and effect a monumental change, while writing yourself to stardom and lending a voice for change. I share with you the current Essay Writing Competitions you can apply for today.

Please be informed that essay writing has an important role to play in our world today. Suffice it to say it is a veritable tool for global impact. It is an avenue for a change. It is a channel of solution. Essay competition does not only give you a chance to make a difference but also an opportunity to make an income.

  1. St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow Essay Competition 2017

The first of the Essay Writing Competitions is the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award Essay is aimed at raising the world leaders of thoughts. The winners of the essay competition will qualify for participation in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.  The winners will also be granted an All Expense paid trip to St. Gallen, Switzerland for the grand finale. The topic for this year’s contest is “Breaking The Status Quo – What’s YOUR Disruptive Idea?

Eligibility: All contestants must be:

  1. Currently enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  2. Born in the year 1987 or later.

3 Winners will be selected.

Prize to win: Expenses for travel, board and lodging covered, travel service provided. The award is endowed with a total prize money of CHF 20,000.

Deadline: February 1st, 2019.

To apply Click Here

  • UBA Foundation 2016 International Essay Competition for Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal

The Second of the Essay Writing Competitions is The United Bank of Africa Foundation is offering the 2016 edition of its National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students to be awarded scholarship to study in African Universities.

Essay Topic is: “If you were in a position to help the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), what would you do?”

Deadline: 4th November, 2018.

The educational grant is only applicable to applicants who intend to study in Africa University

Prize to be won:

1st Prize – N1 million educational grant to study in any African university of his/her choice

2nd Prize – N750,000 educational grants

3rd Prize – N500,000 educational grants

How to Apply:

  • He/she must submit their complete contact information (Name and Address of school telephone number, residential and email addresses.
  • He/she must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or international passport data page.
  • All entries should be sent to

UBA Foundation

UBA House (3rd Floor), 57, Marina Lagos State

Or Any UBA Business Office in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation