April 17, 2024
Essay Competition on UN SDGs for Tertiary Institutions

Essay Competition on UN SDGs for Tertiary Institutions


In an unprecedented move to engage Nigerian undergraduates in the global dialogue for sustainable development, the 1st Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Conference on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proudly announces its SDG Youth Essay Competition. This initiative invites passionate individuals from tertiary institutions across Nigeria to contribute their innovative ideas towards achieving SDG4, Quality Education. As a participant, you stand not only to win substantial monetary rewards but also to gain invaluable exposure by attending a landmark conference dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals in April 2024 in Abuja.


🎓 Eligibility Undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions
📝 Topic Role of Students in SDG4 Attainment
📅 Deadline 29 Feb 2024
📚 Word Limit 1,500 words
🏆 Prizes Up to N500,000, N300,000, N200,000
📖 Referencing APA Style (6th Edition)
🛠️ Format Typed, 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman, 12-pt
📲 Contact Call: 08068931151, 08133846739, 07067772964

Competition Overview

The SDG Youth Essay Competition is designed to harness the intellectual and creative potentials of Nigerian undergraduates, offering them a platform to express their views on The Role of Students in the Attainment of SDG4. This competition is a golden opportunity for you to voice your ideas and solutions on how to advance quality education across the country.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Who Can Enter: This competition is exclusively open to undergraduates currently enrolled in any Nigerian tertiary institution.

Entry Guidelines

To ensure your submission stands out, adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Essay Topic: The Role of Students in the Attainment of SDG4
  • Word Count: Your essay should be precisely 1,500 words long.
  • Submission Period: The window for entries is open from Thursday, February 1, 2024, to Thursday, February 29, 2024.
  • Referencing Style: All references must be cited in APA Style (6th Edition).
  • Formatting Requirements: Essays must be typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font size, with 1.5 line spacing and submitted in MS Word format.
  • Originality: Only original essays will be considered. Plagiarized content will lead to immediate disqualification.

Prizes and Benefits

The competition offers lucrative rewards for the top three essays:

  • 1st Prize: N500,000
  • 2nd Prize: N300,000
  • 3rd Prize: N200,000

Moreover, winners will receive complimentary sponsorship to attend the 1st Nigeria Tertiary Institution Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Abuja, where they will have the chance to present their ideas to a broader audience.


Application Procedure

Prepare your essay and required documents, and send them scanned to nigeriaessay@sdgyouth.org before the deadline. Ensure your submission is complete and adheres to the outlined requirements to be considered for evaluation.

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