PINat15 Essay/Debate Competition 2022 for Young Africans

PINat15 Essay/Debate Competition 2022 for Young Africans

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Applications are open for the PINat15 Essay/Debate Competition 2022. This year, Paradigm Initiative is celebrating its 15 anniversary in a dual event that will bring together Partners, Friends of PIN, Alumni, Volunteers, PIN Team members, and inclusion stakeholders. These events are [email protected] in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 23, 2022, to commemorate PIN’s milestone, and The PIN Festival (PINFest) in Harare, Zimbabwe, on October 10 – 14, 2022.

As part of activities to commemorate this day. Paradigm Initiative is organising an Essay/Debate Competition for young and outstanding African youth between 18-20 years with passion and drive for digital rights and inclusion in the continent who want to make their voices heard.

Competition Details

1st Round

  • Argumentative Essay: Share an essay of not more than 1500 words on the topic: Are the Social and cultural norms in Africa impeding the realization of digital rights and inclusion?
  • In the essay, take a stand for either FOR or AGAINST.

2nd Round

  • A total of 8 candidates will be selected and divided into two groups of 4 each (FOR and AGAINST) to prepare for the virtual debate via zoom on Thursday, July 20, 2022.
  • Debate winners will be announced during PIN Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
  • 4 outstanding candidates will be selected, two from each team, to compete at the grand finale.

Benefits

  • The debate finalists will win an all-expenses paid trip to Zimbabwe and a laptop set at the PIN Festival slated on October 10 – 14.

Eligibility

  • Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 25;
  • The competition is open to only Africans who currently reside in Africa;
  • The essay should not be more than 1500 words.

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit PINat15 Essay/Debate Competition.

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