Top 9 Essay Writing Competitions (Part 1) to Apply Now

essay-writingThe pen, they say, is mightier than the sword. The time is ripe for you to pick up your pen and effect a monumental change, while writing yourself to stardom and lending a voice for change. I share with you Top 9 Essays Writing Competitions you can apply for today. You can do it, if you will.Note: This is a first installment of the series Top 9 Essay Writing Competitions.

Essay writing has a significant role to play in our world today. Suffice it to say it is a veritable tool for global impact. It is an avenue for a change. It is a channel of solution. The Top 9 Essay Competitions, not only gives you a chance to make a difference but also an opportunity to make an income. Read on!!!

Top 9 Essay Writing Competitions

  1. St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow Essay Competition 2017


The first of the Essay Writing Competitions is the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award Essay is aimed at raising the world leaders of thoughts. The winners of the Essay competition will qualify for participation as a «Leader of Tomorrow» in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.  The winners will also be granted an All-Expensed paid trip to St. Gallen, Switzerland for the grand finale. The topic for this year’s contest is “Breaking The Status Quo – What’s YOUR Disruptive Idea?

Eligibility: All contestants must be:

  1. Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university
  2. Born in 1987 or later.

There would be 3 Winners selected.

Prize to win: Expenses for travel, board and lodging covered, travel service provided. The award is endowed with a total prize money of CHF 20,000.

Deadline: February 1st, 2017.

To apply, visit here now

  • UBA Foundation 2016 International Essay Competition for Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal


The Second of the Essay Writing Competitions is The United Bank of Africa, (UBA) Foundation is offering the 2016 edition of its National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students to be awarded scholarship to study in African Universities.

Essay Topic is: “If you were in a position to help the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), what would you do?”

Deadline: 4th November, 2016.

The educational grant is only applicable to applicants who intend to study in Africa University

Prize to be won:

1st Prize – N1 million educational grant to study in any African university of his/her choice

2nd Prize – N750,000 educational grants

3rd Prize – N500,000 educational grants

How to Apply:

  • Applicant must submit their complete contact information (Name and Address of school telephone number, residential and email addresses.
  • Applicants must attach photocopies of their original birth certificates or international passport data page.
  • All entries should be sent to

UBA Foundation

UBA House (3rd Floor), 57, Marina Lagos State

Or Any UBA Business Office in Nigeria for onward delivery to UBA Foundation

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  • Youth Ag-Summit Essay Contest for Students 2017

youth-summitEssay question :

“In the next 40 years, it is projected that the world population will grow from 7 to almost 10 billion. However, 1 billion people today still do not have enough safe and nutritious food to eat. Demand is rising while resources are dwindling. Solutions are strongly debated across rural, urban and international communities.

    In September 2015, the world’s leaders came together to agree on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

    In the context of “Feeding a hungry planet” and using your own village, town, city or country as your point of reference, tell us on which SDGs youth can have the most impact in the next one to five years, both at a local and global level.

    You should explain how working on these SDGs youth can bring real change to agricultural or food chain practices, or personal and community behaviors, that could help feed 10 billion and create a more sustainable local and global society.

Eligibilty: All Adults between 18-25 years, who are passionate about charting a pathway to global sustenance and survival.

Application Deadline: January 13, 2017

To Apply, visit: Essay writing site now

The world is waiting for your input. You can make a difference if you wish through these Top 9 Essay Writing Competitions.


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