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    Wednesday, 19 October 2016


    Applications are open for the annual Universities Standard Essay Competition (USEC) for 2016. Application should be original analytical, insightful and thought-provoking write-ups of entrants. Essay must include table of references at the end and must not be a plagiarism of another paper.

    Eligibility Criteria
    Entrant should be:
    • a student or graduate of a Higher Institution in Nigeria
    • a student of a secondary school in Nigeria 

    Entry Requirements
    • All essay entries must be the original work of the writer.
    • All essay entries must be type-written in English Language.
    • All fields of information provided on the application form must be completed.
    • Minimum word count of One thousand (1,000) words is mandatory.
    • Essay(s) must highlight the author’s in-depth knowledge of Nigeria’s ‘CHANGE BEGINS WITH ME’ initiative launched by President Muhammadu Buhari led administration as well as the United Nations’ goals and objectives.
    • Entrants should be creative in their response to the topics, with competent command of the English Language.
    • Entries will be disqualified, if they fail to meet any of the above requirements. 

    Application Guidelines
    • Interested entrants should download the Expression of Interest (EOI) Form online for free.
    • All fields provided in the EOI form should be completed with a color passport photograph attached to the form.
    • Write an essay with a minimum of one thousand (1,000) words on your chosen topic or subtheme.
    • Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
    • Upload your essay along with completed and scanned EOI forms to the email: essays@uprightpressltd.com.ng or through the Upload link below in the following formats: .pdf or .doc
    • An auto-response message will be sent to your mail once your entry is delivered.

    All essays must be submitted via the author’s personal email address as this is the primary means of contacting entrants. You may have to open an email address if you do not already have one.

    Entry Closes
    7th November 2016 (Noon)

    Announcement of Results
    14th November 2016

    Deadline for all Venue Reservations
    28th November 2016

    Award Presentation Ceremony/Unveiling of Published Anthologies and Books
    16th December 2016

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