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2017 Akili Dada Essay Contest

2017 Akili Dada Essay Contest

What a better way to mark the 2017 Day of the Girl than to celebrate your wins because GIRLS GOALS = GOALS PROGRESS. Take part in the 2017 Dadas Lead Art Contest by submitting your essays, photos, videos, art on girls progress to info@akilidada.org by 24th September for a chance to win lots of fabulous prizes from our partners. Submissions are accepted in English, French and Kiswahili. Submission Rules Essay Category:...

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2017 New Media Writing Prize

2017 New Media Writing Prize

We are looking for good storytelling (fiction or non-fiction) written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on a PC or Mac, the web, or a hand-held device such as an iPad or mobile phone. It could be a short story, novel, poem, documentary or transmedia work using words, images, film or animation with audience interaction. Interactivity is a key element of new-media storytelling. We are looking for...

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2018 Caine Prize for African Writers

2018 Caine Prize for African Writers

The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. About the Award:  The Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing...

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2017 Lex:lead International Essay Competition for University Students

2017 Lex:lead International Essay Competition for University Students

Up to ten (10) US$500 awards are to be made in February 2018 to the top-ranked essays answering this year’s essay question: “How can banking regulatory law reduce poverty and support economic development?” Application Timeline: 30th November 2017 About the Award:  Lex:lead is a group of international lawyers and friends who support economic development focusing on the world’s least developed countries. Lex:lead offers an annual essay competition on topics of law...

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2018 Trust for Sustainable Living (TSL) International Primary and Secondary Schools Essay Competition and Debate

2018 Trust for Sustainable Living (TSL) International Primary and Secondary Schools Essay Competition and Debate

The Trust for Sustainable Living Global essay competition and debate invites schoolchildren to explore practical pathways for oceans, seas and marine resources. About the Award:  The Trust for Sustainable Living is pleased to invite schoolchildren around the world to write open letters to the soon-to-be-elected new UN Secretary General, outlining their ideas for practical climate action. The annual essay competition and debate are aimed at primary students (ages 7-11) and...

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2017 Carnegie Council Student/Teacher Essay Contest

2017 Carnegie Council Student/Teacher Essay Contest

  (www.carnegiecouncil.org), established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs. Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its ninth annual International Essay Contest, open to teachers and students anywhere in the world. About Contest:  From climate change, to refugees, to terrorism, many of the greatest problems facing us...

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2018 Berkeley Prize International Essay Competition for Undergraduate Architecture Students

2018 Berkeley Prize International Essay Competition for Undergraduate Architecture Students

Each year, the Berkeley PRIZE Committee selects a topic critical to the discussion of the social art of architecture and poses a Question based on that topic. Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any architecture degree program or majoring in architecture throughout the world (or teams of two students, one of whom may be from another discipline) are invited to submit a 500-word Essay proposal responding to the...

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2017 Sfe. International Short Story Competition

2017 Sfe. International Short Story Competition

Ever loved to write or pen down your thoughts? Do you think you can create a magical world with your writing? Get ready to inspire others to take action in their society, take part in volunteering, social work, environmental protection and make our the world a better place. Sfe. A youth organization, launching across colleges in India is organizing an international short story competition to celebrate...

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2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The annual Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entries from 1 September 2017 until 1 November 2017. The prize is free to enter and is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in Bengali, Chinese, Swahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan and Tamil. Eligibility Entrants...

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