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APPLY: 2022 Africa Philanthropy Network Essay Contest for African Students

Applications are now open for the 2022 Africa Philanthropy Network Essay Contest for intellectual African writers willing to generate youth-led solutions to African problems.

The African Phillantropy Network will provide monetary (up to $500) and recognition awards to the first ten (10) winning essays as well as certificates of a participation, profiling through social media channels, and opportunity to speak in peer learning events.

The 2022 Essay Contest seeks to amplify youth voices by giving them an opportunity to contribute creative ideas on the role of African Philanthropy in transforming community challenges through innovation and practice.

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Summary

  • Host: African Philanthropy Network
  • Category: Competitions 
  • Eligible Countries: African Countries
  • Reward: $500 Cash Prize
    • Certifcates
    • Awards of Merit
  • Deadline: June 29, 2022
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Scholarship Details:

The 2022 Essay Contest seeks to amplify youth voices by giving them an opportunity to contribute creative ideas on the role of African Philanthropy in transforming community challenges through innovation and practice.

The challenges of African communities are ever present with them, but to what extent can they harness the power of African Philanthropy in transforming community challenges through innovation and practice? Through this Essay Contest, the APN hopes to generate youth-led solutions on this important area of focus.

One of the key objectives this year as APN is to increase APN’s strength and capacity as a thought leader and go-to-platform for making the case for African philanthropy; and such an initiative perfectly fits into this objective. This initiative seeks to engage African youth aged 18-35 years.

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Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the competition, you must:

  • Be aged between 18 and 35
  • Be a citizen of a Sub-Saharan African Country.
  • Be fluent in English, French, Portuguese, and Kiswahili.

Theme for Essay Contest: African Philanthropy transforming community challenges: Innovation and Practice.

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Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • APN will provide monetary up to $500 and recognition awards to the first ten (10) winning essays.
  • In addition to that there will be more incentives such as certificate of a participation, profiling through social media channels, and opportunity to speak in peer learning events.

Required Documents

To apply, the essay must include the following documents;

  • Contact details (emails, social media IDs)
  • Copy of national ID or passport
  • Passport size photo (jpeg or PNG format, high resolution, 1024 x768 Pics, not more than 7mb)
  • Maximum 1500 words, font Arial Narrow, size 11.  References and footnotes are not counted in the word count. Non adherence will automatically be disqualification. Plagiarism shall not be tolerated and all entrants are encouraged to site their work, if they intend to use information that is not theirs.
  • All submission must be in either in English, French or Portuguese and Swahili.
  • Only one entry per participant will be accepted.

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Method of Application

All entries must be submitted electronically through the following email: info@africaphilanthropynetwork.org. Uploaded entries should contain the person’s name, and all contact details.

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Deadline: June 29, 2022

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