Felicia Okonkwo’s “Against All Odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman!” Essay Writing Competition

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Felicia Okonkwo’s “Against All Odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman!” Essay Writing Competition

October 13th, 2014 was the commemoration day of the 50th birthday anniversary of Felicia Okonkwo. To mark this event, the Felicia Okonkwo’s “Against All Odds, I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman” Writing Competition was started to celebrate other remarkable Nigerian women. Who are going the extra mile to make a positive impact in the community?

This is your chance to let the world acknowledge that extraordinary Nigerian woman. That woman who is changing the lives of not just her family, but the community around her. That woman who does more than what is required or expected of her; by going the extra mile. Be it in her job, in the streets, at the market place, places of worship and the community at large.

Do you know such an amazing Nigerian woman? Who has remained resilient despite all the challenges she faces, in her quest to make the community a better place. That woman who gives compassion, mercy, care, friendship, concern and love to not just her family, but the community at large. One who has endured huge sacrifices in her never ending toil to change the lives of those around her?

Then this is your chance to tell her story to the whole of Nigeria and the rest of Africa. This is your chance to showcase that amazing Nigerian woman and have her celebrated. Her story could inspire millions of Africans and possibly win you some mouth-watering prizes as well.

Requirements to Enter the Essay Writing Competition:

  1. Submissions must be between 500 and 1,000 words.
  2. It must be an original work and include at least one picture and the contact details of the subject that is your ‘Amazing Nigerian Woman.’
  3. Kindly ensure that your submission is accompanied by a short profile of the author.
  4. Entries should be sent in the body of the mail with the title: ‘I Know an Amazing Nigerian Woman…’ to competition@konnectafrica.net
  5. Submissions are from October 13 till midnight November 2nd, 2014.
  6. For updates and feedback, you can connect via Facebook Page, Konnect Africa or on Twitter @konnect_africa.
  7. Voting for the top 3 entries will be carried out on Konnectafrica.net

Prizes

Author Prize:

  1. First Place………………..Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (10.1 Inches)
  2. Second Place…………….Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7 Inches)
  3. Third Place………………A Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (7 Inches)

 

The Amazing Women Prizes:

  1. 1st Place……..N100,000($608) and a feature on Konnectafrica.net
  2. 2nd Place…….N80,000 ($486)
  3. 3rd Place……..N50,000 ($304)

Schedule of Events

  1. Oct. 13th, 2014 – Competition opens.
  2. Oct. 14th till Nov. 2nd, 2014 – Entries received from all over Nigeria. Entries submitted after Nov. 2nd will not be considered.
  3. Nov. 3rd – 23rd, 2014 – Judges shortlist the Top 5 entries.
  4. Nov. 24th – 28th, 2014 – Voting commences on Konnectafrica.net for three (3) winning entries to emerge.
  5. Nov. 29th, 2014 – Winners announced.

For more information and enquiries click here.

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