Let Our Teenagers Write About African Youth Potential! Enter for the African Leadership Academy International Youth Day Essay Competition

African Leadership Academy is calling on all young Africans between the ages of 15-19 to participate in a month-long essaywriting competition on the topic: “How can governments, businesses, non-profits, individuals and the youth collaborate to maximize Africa’s youth potential for the continent’s development and prosperity?”.
The competition is open to young Africans aged 15 – 19 residing within and outside Africa. The deadline isSeptember 12, 2013. Essays should be submitted through http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1541865-ShkQdFu1c2and an email should be sent to iyd(at)africanleadershipacademy(dot)org
Essays should focus on SPECIFIC practicable, implementable, measurable and scalable ideas that can be implemented effectively across the continent.
Entries can be written in English, French or Portuguese languages and they must not exceed 1000 words. Each entry should contain no more than 5 concrete ideas fitting the above criteria. Submitted entries must be the original work of the writer and should not have been published on any media prior to submission.
Each entry will be judged not only for the quality of ideas but for the quality of writing.
Prizes to be won include:
Grand prize: Full scholarship worth US$4200 to attend the Global Scholars Program (GSP) – a unique international three-week entrepreneurial leadership summer camp) in July 2014 at the ALA campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. Also included will be an air ticket to South Africa and a winner’s plaque.
Ist Runner-Up: Full scholarship worth US$4200 to attend the 2014 Global Scholars Program (a unique international three-week entrepreneurial leadership summer camp) at ALA, and a plaque.
2nd Runner-up: 50% scholarship worth US$2100 to attend the 2014 Global Scholars Program (a unique three-week entrepreneurial leadership summer camp) at ALA, and a plaque.
All top ten essays will be published on the website of African Leadership Academy, and the writers will receive certificates ofcommendation.

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