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Essay Competition: 6th NCDMB Annual National Undergraduate Essay Competition 2022


Essay Competition: The application is open for the 6th NCDMB Annual National Essay Undergraduate Essay Competition, 2022. Kindly pay attention to all information here as there are duly provided by NCDMB.

The NCDMB Annual National Undergraduate Essay Competition is sponsored by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to promote academic excellence and Nigerian Content to encourage the youths to build local capacities and competencies to prepare for effective participation in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry.


Table of Content


Brief Contest Details

Competition Timeline

2022 NCDMB Essay Topic

Eligibility Requirement to Participate in The Essay Competition

Essay Contest Rules

Essay Judgement Modality

List of Documents to Be Submitted

Full Award and Benefits for Winners

How to Apply


Brief Contest Details

Sponsor(s): NCDMB

Type of Contest: Essay Competition

Award Value: N500,000 to N1,000,000

Eligible Country: Nigeria

Application Deadline: 15 August 2022


Competition Timeline

Application Commencement: 18 July 2022

Shortlisting of Entrants: 3 August 2022 – 29 August 2022 (Interactive assessment is also carried out)

Award Ceremony: 7 September 2022

NOTE: The winning essay will be published in the NCDMB’s in-house magazine, Local Content Digest

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2022 NCDMB Essay Topic

Strategizing For Transformation To Clean Energy In The Changing Global Energy Landscape: The NCDMB Intervention


Eligibility Requirement to Participate in The Essay Competition

The contest is open to Nigerians

The contest is open only to 100-200 level students in public and private universities in Nigeria.

Entrants must submit either a letter of admission or a signed letter of attestation from his/her Head of Department (HOD).

Essay Contest Rules

  • All Essays must be original works specifically written for the Competition.
  • Co-authorship of essay is not permitted
  • Entrants/Candidates are to submit only one entry
  • Manuscripts must not exceed 1,500 words
  • Current contact information of each entrant including phone number and email address must accompany the manuscripts
  • Entrants’ names shall not appear on the manuscript but on a separate title page to be removed when a number is assigned to the entry.
  • All essays will be subjected to a plagiarism check to determine originality. As such, all entrants must avoid plagiarism.


Essay Judgement Modality

Essays will be judged based on: Clarity of Expression, Spelling and Grammar, Originality of Thought, Depth of Analysis, Relevance to Industry, and Conformity to Contest Rules.


List of Documents to Be Submitted

Below are documents to be submitted by entrants:

Manuscript of Your Essay

Separate Title page containing the Name of Entrant. Your name must not appear on the manuscript.

Admission letter or attestation letter from entrant HOD


Full Award and Benefits for Winners

Prices will be awarded as follows: N1,000,000 for 1st Prize, N700,000 for 2nd prize, and N500,000 for 3rd prize.

All top 10 national finalists shall each receive a laptop


How to Apply

Completed manuscripts and accompanying documents must be submitted via the “Submit Button” below on or before 15 August 2022.

Click on Account

Click on Register

After Registration

Login when your manuscript is ready for submission

Note: Late manuscripts will not be considered. Hard copy submission will not be accepted

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Visit the NCDMB Essay Official Website For More Information




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