Young & Cerebral, a brand aimed at empowering, inspiring and giving a voice to the youth is declaring its annual Essay Competition for the year 2018 open.

This year’s topics are centred on the core belief of the Young & Cerebral brand; Personal Fulfilment through Self-Actualization.

The aim is to connect with and engage youths on issues of self-development, personal transformation & fulfilment, encourage and reward creative writing as well as promote Nigerian ideas and stories through writing.

Our goal is to sustain a National Conversation about Creative Writing for Change.

With that in mind, the following topics have been chosen:

Category 1 (open to all ages.)

TOPIC:  How will your raw idea change the world? The essay should not be more than 500 words.

Category 2 (open to people between the ages of 18 and 35 years)

Write about a popular Nigerian that you consider self-actualized. The essay should not be more than 750 words.

Prizes include Smartphones, Laptops and Writing courses.

Winners will also have the opportunity to access Young & Cerebral resources for their growth and development.

Young & Cerebral started its Essay competition in 2013 and has received over 1,500 entries yearly across 18 states in Nigeria.

This year’s judges include Adewale Yusuf, Joy Isi-Bewaji, Folawe Omikunle, Isabella Akinseye and our returning judges are Sally Kenneth Dadzie and Earl Okezie.

Some of our Supporters for this year’s Essay Competition are,  Samsung, Bruno’s Place, Unilag Fm, Y Naija and Queen Moremi.

Entries should be sent to essays@youngandcerebral.com in Microsoft word format using Arial Typeface size 12, before 12 midnight of June 7th, 2018.

Winners will be announced in July 2018.

For more information, visit our website: www.youngandcerebral.com and follow all our social media pages: @youngcerebral on Facebook, Instagram &Twitter.

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