Ufuoma McDermott, Plexus hold essay contest for teenagers

Plexus Media, in collaboration with ace Nollywood star, Ufuoma McDermott, is organising an essay contest among teenagers.
The competition is to encourage writing among teenagers.
Entry into the essay contest, which has AfricanaEntrepreneur.com as a media partner, opened on May 1 and will close 5pm on May 31, 2019.
According to the organisers of the competition, winners will get educational support - financial and material.
The statement from the organisers reads: “We announce the commencement of the 2019 edition of the Ufuoma McDermott National Essay Competition for teenagers in Nigeria.
“The competition provides a platform to develop the intellectual and writing abilities of secondary school students in Nigeria, while also drawing necessary public attention to serious health issues in Nigeria, especially those that have received very little attention from the public and private sectors.”
Details about the competition are below:
Essay topic:
Discuss ways through which technology can be used to promote health literacy on kidney disease.
Entry procedure:
Applicants must send typed essay entries of 700 to 800 words (Times New Roman; double-spaced) on the above topic to info@plexusmediang.com.
All entries must include complete contact information (name of applicant, residential or school address, telephone number, and e-mail address of applicant or parent/guardian). Shortlisted candidates must be able to defend their essays before the panel of judges.
Applicants must be between ages 13 and 19 and in senior secondary school in Nigeria.
Prizes
First Place Winner: N100, 000 and a new laptop with the essay published in leading Nigerian dallies

First Runner-up: N75, 000 and a new smartphone

Second Runner-up: N50, 000 only.

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