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Essay Competition: International Youth Day Essay Writing Competition – Youth4Nigeria 2022

Essay Competition: Here is another ecstatic opportunity for Nigerian writers who are passionate about the national development of Nigeria to showcase their writing skills in the 2022 International Youth Day Essay Writing Competition. This essay competition is sponsored by Youth4Nigeria, all interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply.


About the Youth for Nigeria Essay Competition

Once a year, the world comes to a halt to assess and address the cultural, social, and economic issues that young people around the world face. This year, Youth4Nigeria is focusing on a specific issue weighing on our country: low youth political participation.

The essay writing competition aims to encourage young people to think critically about this issue, to participate in the discussion, and to provide their analyses of the drivers and effects of youth political participation. The top three essays would be awarded cash prizes.

Essay Topic

The Importance of Youth Participation in Politics

Essay Scoring Modality

The essay will be scored based on the following criteria:

– Proper formatting (double spaced, justified alignment), proper punctuation and no grammatical errors- 5 marks

– Identifying the drivers of low youth political participation- 10 marks

– Linking this low participation to other governance issues and broader systemic or national issues- 15 Marks

– Proffering practical solutions to the above, and suggesting practical ways to boost youth interest and involvement in politics in all its expressions- 20 Marks

Total: 50 Marks

Apply Also: 2022 IdealMe Enrichment Foundation Humanitarian Award for Youth Worldwide

Eligibility Requirement

  • Participants must be between 18-30
  • Participants must be Nigerians
  • Must be following Youth4Nigeria (@ayouth4nigeria) on social media platforms

Award Prizes

1st Place: N50,000

2nd Place: N25,000

3rd Place: N15,000

How to Apply

Ensure you pay attention to the scoring modality. Write a well-structured and comprehensive essay. Submissions should be made by clicking the submit button below.

Submission Deadline: 3 August 2022

Apply Here



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