NaijaTeenz and Kids4Biz Essay Competition: Win $200

Deadline: July 31, 2013

Nigerian teenagers are now invited to apply for the 2013 Essay Competition sponsored by Naija Teenz and Kidz4Biz with the support of Indigo Trust and the Co-Creation Hub in Lagos. The competition challenges participants to read selected books and write an essay to answer the question: How can honest profit making make the difference in your life at 25? Two winners will receive 100 each and the first 20 entries will win Naija Teenz T-shirts.

How to Participate

Download one or all of the books below and use your understanding from the book to answer this question in 500 words (age 13-15) 700 words (16-19).

Johnny Profit – Johnny Profit rescues a small village from poverty by teaching them the value of honest profit making. In a world where farmers turn soil with their hands, Johnny’s new invention lifts them from their knees. This simple tool and Johnny’s unique concept of “honest deal making” spark an amazing Renaissance in Kimor forever.

Johnny’s Gold – For years the evil Wizard has kept the citizens of Kimor as his slaves. That is, until Johnny Profit teaches them the power of honest profit making and how to use Gold for trading! Must he pay with his life? Who will survive when Johnny and the Wizard meet in the final confrontation?

Warm This! – This challenges young readers to consider an alternative point of view on the issue of Climate Change. It offers a vision of humans as the proud and chosen species of the REAL Mother Nature. The theme is captured in the slogan, “When you make a small footprint, no one will ever try to fill your shoes

These books can be accessed via this drop box link here.


  • The winner in age group one (13-15) wins $100 or its naira equivalent.
  • The winner in age group two (16-19) wins $100 or its naira equivalent. As long as you are not 20 before 31st July, 2013 you can participate.
  • The first 20 entries win Naija Teenz T-shirts
  • The winner will be announced in August when we plan to start a bigger competition.

Competition Requirements:

  • You must be an Nigerian teenager between 13 and 19 years
  • You must registered on this site. Drop a comment under this post to indicate your participation
  • You must reference at least one of the three books in your final work.
  • Send your completed work in a MS word document to [email protected] by July 31st 2013.

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