Young & Cerebral, a brand aimed at empowering, inspiring and giving a voice to the youth is declaring its annual Essay Competition for the year 2018 open. This year’s topics are centred on the core belief of the Young & Cerebral brand; Personal Fulfilment through Self-Actualization.

The aim is to connect with and engage youths on issues of self-development, personal transformation & fulfilment, encourage and reward creative writing as well as promote Nigerian ideas and stories through writing. Young & Cerebral’s goal is to sustain a National Conversation about Creative Writing for Change. With that in mind, the following topics have been chosen

Category 1 is open to all ages. The topic is
1. How will your raw idea change the world? The essay should not be more than 500 words.

Category 2 is open to people between the ages of 18 and 35 years
2. Write about a popular Nigerian that you consider self-actualized. The essay should not be more than 750 words.

Prizes include Smartphones, Laptops and Writing courses. Winners will also have the opportunity to access Young & Cerebral resources for their growth and development.

Young & Cerebral started its Essay competition in 2013 and has received over 1,500 entries yearly across 18 states in Nigeria. This year’s judges include Adewale Yusuf, Joy Isi-Bewaji, Folawe Omikunle, Isabella Akinseye and their returning judges are Sally Kenneth Dadzie and Earl Okezie

Some of Young & Cerebral’s Supporters for this year’s Essay Competition includes Samsung, Bruno’s Place, Unilag Fm, Y Naija and Queen Moremi.

Entries should be sent to essays@youngandcerebral.com in word format using Arial Typeface size 12, before 12 midnight of June 7th, 2018. Winners will be announced in the month of July 2018. For more information, visit: www.youngandcerebral.com and follow all their social media pages: @youngcerebral on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

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