Uongozi Institute Leadership Essay Contest 2014

The Uongozi institute has released the theme for their 2014 essay contest that will be written in response to the following question:

“If you were a leader in Africa, which single change would you aim to bring about, and why? How would you do it?”

The essay contest is open to all East African citizens (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda) aged between 18 and 25. The aim of the contest is to provide a space for the youth of East Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on Leadership.

The essay should be no more than 2 A4 pages long. The format shall be single spaced, Arial font 11 with page margins of 2.54cm for each margin, and sent as a Microsoft Word document.

The essays shall be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, use of language and appropriateness to the contest theme.

All essays must be written in English.

PRIZES

A grand prize of USD$2000 will be provided to the overall winner of the essay contest. A total of five winners will be selected. The second prize is USD$1000, third prize USD$500, fourth prize USD$300 and fifth prize USD$200.

The top 5 winners will also be brought to Dar es Salaam to receive their awards at a prize giving ceremony to be held during the Africa Leadership Forum Dinner Gala on 31st July 2014, which will be attended by senior leaders from across Africa in the public, private and civil sector. The overall winner will be asked ro read the winning essay at the event.

The top 5 essays will also be published in a newspaper supplement in the East African.

HOW TO APPLY

Essays should be submitted by email to uongozi@uongozi.or.tz Applicants must also submit proof of identification (suitable for travel) and written statement of originality and ownership of intellectual property rights.

The final deadline for submission will be Monday, 6th June, 2014.

The winners shall be notified via email on the week of 14 July 2014.

The Uongozi institute has released the theme for their 2014 essay contest that will be written in response to the following question:

“If you were a leader in Africa, which single change would you aim to bring about, and why? How would you do it?”

The essay contest is open to all East African citizens (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda) aged between 18 and 25. The aim of the contest is to provide a space for the youth of East Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on Leadership.

The essay should be no more than 2 A4 pages long. The format shall be single spaced, Arial font 11 with page margins of 2.54cm for each margin, and sent as a Microsoft Word document.

The essays shall be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, use of language and appropriateness to the contest theme.

All essays must be written in English.

PRIZES

A grand prize of USD$2000 will be provided to the overall winner of the essay contest. A total of five winners will be selected. The second prize is USD$1000, third prize USD$500, fourth prize USD$300 and fifth prize USD$200.

The top 5 winners will also be brought to Dar es Salaam to receive their awards at a prize giving ceremony to be held during the Africa Leadership Forum Dinner Gala on 31st July 2014, which will be attended by senior leaders from across Africa in the public, private and civil sector. The overall winner will be asked ro read the winning essay at the event.

The top 5 essays will also be published in a newspaper supplement in the East African.

HOW TO APPLY

Essays should be submitted by email to uongozi@uongozi.or.tz Applicants must also submit proof of identification (suitable for travel) and written statement of originality and ownership of intellectual property rights.

The final deadline for submission will be Monday, 6th June, 2014.

The winners shall be notified via email on the week of 14 July 2014.

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