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2018 Nigerian Agriculture Awards (NAA) Youth Project and Essay Competition



Application Deadline: June 5th, 2018

AgroNigeria is now accepting entries for its 2018 Nigerian Agriculture Awards (NAA) Project and Essay Competition for youths in secondary schools, tertiary institutions and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Interested applicants should see the details below.

2018 Nigerian Agriculture Awards (NAA) Youth Project and Essay Competition

Details and FAQs About the 2018 Nigerian Agriculture Awards (NAA) Youth Project and Essay Competition

The Nigeria Agriculture Awards Youth Project and Essay Competition is an initiative by AgroNigeria, aimed at raising a generation of agric-savvy youths with the wherewithal to trigger an agriculture revolution in Nigeria and ultimately economic emancipation for the country.

Its first series, sponsored by Triton Group last year attracted a sizeable number of youths from across the country, with winners awarded a total sum of two million, two hundred and fifty thousand naira.

This year’s competition themed: “Birthing a New Crop of Agropreneurs”  specifically targets youths in secondary schools, tertiary institutions and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who will be awarded a total sum of four million naira.

When is the application deadline?

Deadline for submission of entries for the 2018 Nigerian Agriculture Awards Youth Project & Essay Competition is June 5th, 2018.

Category for NYSC Members

Project: Conceptualize a project that solves a key problem in the agricultural sector, draw up a timeline for its completion and the likely impact it will have if implemented.

Guidelines for Eligibility:

Stage One:

  • Send an e-mail to kathy@agromagazine.net for Eligibility Card
  • After confirmation, send your entry, including full name, contact information, passport photograph and eligibility card to ask@agronigeria.com.ng
  • Must be an individual effort
  • Entry must be the original work of the corps member

Stage Two: Shortlisted Candidates will participate in a social media contest spanning two weeks.

Final Stage: Shortlisted corps members will be contacted for an interview to defend their projects.

Prizes:

  • 1st place  – N1 Million
  • 2nd place – N500,000
  • 3rd place – N250,000

Category for Students of Tertiary institutions

Project: Conceptualize a project that solves a key problem in the agricultural sector, draw up a timeline for its completion and the likely impact it will have if implemented.

Guidelines for Eligibility:

Stage One

  • Send an e-mail to kathy@agromagazine.net for Eligibility Card
  • After confirmation, send your entry, including full name, contact information, passport photograph and eligibility card to ask@agronigeria.com.ng
  • Must be a team effort
  • Minimum of three persons in a team
  • Entry must be the original work of the team
  • Candidates may not be from the same institution

Stage Two: Shortlisted Candidates will participate in a social media contest spanning two weeks.

Final Stage: Shortlisted teams will be contacted for an interview to defend their projects.

Prizes:

  • 1st place  – N1 Million
  • 2nd place – N500,000
  • 3rd place – N250,000

Category for Secondary School Students

Essay Topic: Imagine that you have just been elected Governor of your state; What critical agricultural policies would you implement.

Emphatic consideration should be given to:

a) Identification of key issues

b) Recognition of unique agro-characteristics of the State in point

c) Knowledge of the workings of the governance framework

Guidelines for Eligibility:

Stage One

  • Send an e-mail to kathy@agromagazine.net for Eligibility Card
  • After confirmation, send your entry, including full name, contact information, passport photograph and eligibility card to ask@agronigeria.com.ng
  • Must be an individual effort
  • Entries should be at least 500 words and not more than 1000 words(Format: Microsoft Word Document, Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 14)
  • Entry must be the original work of the candidate
  • Candidates are encouraged to be creative

Stage Two: Shortlisted Candidates will participate in a social media contest spanning two weeks.

Final Stage:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview to defend their projects.
  • Entries will be disqualified if the shortlisted candidate fails to demonstrate a command of the content submitted.

Prizes:

  • 1st place  – N250, 000
  • 2nd place – N150,000
  • 3rd place – N100,000

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