Win #1 Million In The AgroNigeria Youth Project and Essay Competition

The Nigeria Agriculture Awards Youth Project and Essay Competition is an initiative by AgroNigeria.

It is 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.

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.

How to participate


⇒ 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: Conceptualise 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.

Stage 1

Guidelines for Eligibility

  • 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
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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.

Note: 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.