Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Essay Competition 2019 for Students in Senior Secondary Schools (Win cash prizes plus more)

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Essay Competition 2019 for Students in Senior Secondary Schools (Win cash prizes plus more)

Deadline: October 18, 2019

Entries are invited for the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Essay Competition 2019. The NSE Essay Competition is one of the financial literacy and inclusion initiatives of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. The competition aims to bridge the gap in classroom learning with the practical knowledge required for long-term personal financial planning.

The competition’s overall goal is to develop a culture of wealth creation amongst the youth towards “Building a Financially Savvy Generation”. Now in its 19th year, the NSE Essay Competition has inspired over 67,000 young people in more than 12,000 schools across Nigeria.​ The 2019 Essay Topic is How can the capital market help to create a better future for all?

Prizes

  • 1st Prize (Student)
    • N500,000 worth of equity investments
    • N500,000 scholarship fund for university education
    • 1 Laptop computer/tablet
    • Certificate of achievement
    • Headline at NSE Closing Gong Ceremony
  • 1st Prize (School)
    • Trophy
    • 3 PCs and a printer
  • 2nd Prize (Student)
    • N300,000 worth of equity investments
    • N400,000 scholarship fund for university education
    • 1 Laptop computer/tablet
    • Certificate of achievement
    • Participation at NSE Closing Gong Ceremony
  • 2nd Prize (School)
    • Trophy
    • 2 PCs and a printer
  • 3rd Prize (Student)
    • N200,000 worth of equity investments
    • N300,000 scholarship fund for university education
    • 1 Laptop/tablet
    • Certificate of achievement
    • Participation at NSE Closing Gong Ceremony
  • 3rd Prize (School)
    • Trophy
    • 1 PC and a printer
  • Consolation Prizes: 7 Laptops/tablets​ for 7 Runners-up

Eligibility

  • Open to only students in Senior Secondary Schools
  • Entries must be written in English and be the original work of the writer
  • Entrant must submit an essay on the entry form and complete all the mandatory fields
  • The maximum word-counts are 1000 words
  • Entries will be disqualified if they fail to meet these requirements

Note for Guidance

  • Entries must be the original work of the writer. This does not rule out input or assistance from others.
  • Entrants are encouraged to be creative in their response to the topic.
  • Award-winning entrants are expected to show originality, focus on the topic and competent use of English as a written language.  This includes correct spelling, a good standard of punctuation and neat presentation.

Application

For more information, visit NSE Competition.

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