Win Up to N1m in The Nigeria Agriculture Awards Youth Project and Essay Competition

Theme: Birthing a New Crop of Agropreneurs

The Nigeria Agriculture Awards Youth Project and Essay Competition is an initiative by AgroNigeria, aimed at raising a generation of agric-savvy youths with the wherewithal to trigger an agriculture revolution in Nigeria and ultimately economic emancipation for the country.

Its first series, sponsored by Triton Group last year attracted a sizeable number of youths from across the country, with winners awarded a total sum of two million, two hundred and fifty thousand naira. This year’s competition themed: “Birthing a New Crop of Agropreneurs”  specifically targets youths in secondary schools, tertiary institutions and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who will be awarded a total sum of four million naira.

First Category: National Youth Service Corps

Project: Conceptualize a project that solves a key problem in the agricultural sector, draw up a timeline for its completion and the likely impact it will have if implemented.

Guidelines for Eligibility

Stage One

  • Send an e-mail to [email protected] for Eligibility Card
  • After confirmation, send your entry, including full name, contact information, passport photograph and eligibility card to [email protected]
  • Must be an individual effort
  • Entry must be the original work of the corps member

Stage Two

Shortlisted Candidates will participate in a social media contest spanning two weeks.

Final Stage

Shortlisted corps members will be contacted for an interview to defend their projects.

Prizes:

1st place  – N1 Million

2nd place – N500,000

3rd place – N250,000

Second Category: Students of Tertiary institutions

Project: Conceptualize a project that solves a key problem in the agricultural sector, draw up a timeline for its completion and the likely impact it will have if implemented.

Guidelines for Eligibility

Stage One

  • Send an e-mail to [email protected] for Eligibility Card
  • After confirmation, send your entry, including full name, contact information, passport photograph and eligibility card to [email protected]
  • Must be a team effort
  • Minimum of three persons in a team
  • Entry must be the original work of the team
  • Candidates may not be from the same institution

Stage Two

Shortlisted Candidates will participate in a social media contest spanning two weeks.

Final Stage

  • Shortlisted teams will be contacted for an interview to defend their projects.

Prizes:

1st place  – N1 Million

2nd place – N500,000

3rd place – N250,000

Third Category: Secondary School Students

Essay Topic: Imagine that you have just been elected Governor of your state; What critical agricultural policies would you implement.

Emphatic consideration should be given to:

a) Identification of key issues

b) Recognition of unique agro-characteristics of the State in point

c) Knowledge of the workings of the governance framework

Guidelines for Eligibility

Stage One

  • Send an e-mail to [email protected] for Eligibility Card
  • After confirmation, send your entry, including full name, contact information, passport photograph and eligibility card to [email protected]
  • Must be an individual effort
  • Entries should be at least 500 words and not more than 1000 words(Format: Microsoft Word Document, Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 14)
  • Entry must be the original work of the candidate
  • Candidates are encouraged to be creative

Stage Two

Shortlisted Candidates will participate in a social media contest spanning two weeks.

Final Stage

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview to defend their projects.
  • Entries will be disqualified if the shortlisted candidate fails to demonstrate a command of the content submitted.

Prizes:

1st place  – N250, 000

2nd place – N150,000

3rd place – N100,000

Deadline for all Entries – June 5th, 2018.

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