National Essay Competition; A Few Days To Go

If you are a student in any Nigerian tertiary institution; if you have some love for your fatherland and a few ideas on how to make her better; if you have been blessed with a flair for writing and willing to put it to use; then, send in your entry to the PH WBC 2014 National Essay Competition. Do it now! You only have a few more days left. Who knows? You may emerge as one of our three overall winners.

The National Essay Competition is geared towards stimulating in young people the passion for research and writing for the purpose of changing their immediate society positively. Rainbow Book Club has organized the competition since 2012, with participants and winners spanning across Nigeria, but this year’s contest is bigger and juicer for the singular reason that it is part of the UNESCO Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014 programme.

Last year the competition was aimed at students in secondary schools and winners emerged from Port Harcourt International School, Port Harcourt; Sacred Heart Catholic College, Abeokuta and St. Charles’ College, Onitsha.

This year, the topic is “POSSIBILITIES FOR NIGERIA AT 100”, and entries are still being received until June 30th 2014. Prizes include laptops, books and cash education grants.

The judges are a team of seasoned academics who in the weeks following entry submissions, will painstakingly peruse all entries to sieve out only the best three.

For more details on eligibility and submission guidelines, please visit

Now get on your computer and write your way to the top.

Winners of 2013 essay competition posing with their prizes.
From left, Precious Olukoga (3rd place), Sacred Heart College Abeokuta;
Chibuike Okoye (2nd Place), St. Charles College Onitsha and Chisom Emeto (1st place),
Port Harcourt International School, Port Harcourt.

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