• Nigerian news website Legit.ng invites young people to tell their own stories of the Nigerian Independence.
• Big Naija Independence contest will spot young talented students passionate about journalism and writing.
• 3 winners will get a prize of N115,000, N75,000 and N38,000 respectively to invest in their studies and professional growth.
• Winners will have a chance to visit Legit.ng office in Lagos, meet the team, and hold a conversation with Legit.ng’s Managing Director.
News and entertainment platform Legit.ng introduces an initiative for students to win N115,000, N75,000 and N38,000 prizes to invest in their studies and professional growth. The Big Naija Independence contest is aimed to reveal stories about Nigeria's path to independence.
Students can participate in the Big Naija Independence contest by writing and sending us the essay on one of three categories:
1. Big Naija Independence: Your personal contribution
A true story on how you personally help your country to grow. It can be on your education, achievements or any other deeds that, in your opinion, help to improve the lives of Nigerian citizens, the atmosphere in your community or country in general.
2. Big Naija Independence: Lessons learned since 1960
An article on an event that had a major impact on the social, economic, cultural or any other important spheres in Nigerian society. You can consider both positive and negative aspects of it, but make sure it is related to present times. Try using a retrospective approach for showing how it can help in perspective.
3. Big Naija Independence: Role of women
As the role of women has been underestimated for quite long, it is time to uncover how women helped to build independence in Nigeria during these 60 years. Give an example of women’s achievements and their unique influence on Big Naija Independence. Applicants can submit their essays on or before October 21st on the official contest website.
The essay must be 400-1000 words in length and comply with the contest rules. Check competition details to find out more on the website https://www.specials.legit.ng/students-contest.The essays will be evaluated by a professional jury. The team of judges includes Legit.ng’s Managing Director Goke Olaegbe and experienced journalists Akinyemi Akinrujomu, Eromosele Ebhomele, Nomso Obiajuru, Sola Sanusi.
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