Excellent Minds Essay Competition 2022 for West African students

The Excellent Minds Essay Competition 2022 is now accepting applications.

Excellent Minds Essay Competition

The Excellent Minds Social and Youth Empowerment Initiative created the Excellent Minds Essay Competition. It’s an annual essay competition for undergraduate students at colleges and universities.

The tournament aims to promote critical thinking, harness ideas, and develop the African youth’s innate talents, abilities, gifts, and skills. The Excellent Minds Essay Competition has been held at Nigerian universities throughout the years. It has generated creative and high-impact student initiatives and ideas targeted at tackling Nigeria’s most critical challenges since its formal debut.

From this year forward, the competition will be open to university institutions in West Africa, with an emphasis on regional development challenges. Partnership for Sustainable Development in West Africa is the topic of this year’s competition.


  • A plaque and an Apple iPad are awarded to the winner of the first prize.
  • Second Prize: A Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite tablet and a plaque.
  • Third prize: a Plaque and a Kindle 6′′ Wifi eBook Reader (tenth generation).
  • The best five essays will also be published on EMI’s website, where the online community will have unfettered access.

Requirements for the Excellent Minds Essay Competition

  • West African undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
  • They must be registered in any discipline at all West African tertiary institutions.


  • Identify and explain some of the biggest difficulties confronting West Africa in less than 1000 words, and offer collaborative solutions for West African nations. Their obligations to other African countries should not be harmed as a result of these solutions.
  • Include page numbers and use a 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font with 1.5-line spacing.
  • Your cover page and references are not included in the word count.
    All submissions must be written in English.

How to Apply for the Excellent Minds Essay Competition

Deadline: The application date is May 5, 2022. Semi-finalists on the shortlist will be informed by May 30, 2022.

To apply, go to this link.

Visit the EMI Essay Competition for more details.

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