Deadline: February 28, 2021

Applications are open for the Sama Randy Youth Write Contest 2021 for Young Cameroonians. The Sama Randy Youth Write Contest is one of Better Breed Cameroon’s annual projects. Through this contest, Better Breed Cameroon encourages critical consciousness in Cameroonian youth by enticing them to partake in social change discourse.

This is the 7th edition of the essay competition named in memory of pioneer Better Breed member – Sama Randy – and it runs under the theme: Dear Cameroon, We Need to Talk!

In 2019, the Cameroonian government organized what was a ‘Major National Dialogue’ for the resolution of the Anglophone Crisis. Over a year later, the country is still in need of peace and reconciliation from this crisis and much more. In this edition of the Sama Randy Youth Write Contest, they challenge young Cameroonians to think critically and position themselves as contributors, facilitators, or conveners of a national conversation.

Prizes

Better Breed Cameroon is offering three cash awards:

  • 1st Prize: CFAF 100,000
  • 2nd Prize: CFAF 50,000
  • 3rd Prize: CFAF 25,000

Eligibility

  • Open to undergraduate students in Cameroon (including those in diploma programs);
  • Essay responses should be a minimum of 1,000 words and a maximum of 2,000 words in English.

Evaluation Criteria

  • All submissions will be graded based on content, manner of engagement, authenticity, spelling, grammar, and compliance with rules of submission.

Application

Essays should be submitted to Better Breed Cameroon as attachments via email to [email protected] The subject line of the email should read: ‘2021 Sama Randy Youth Write Contest Submission’ and the body of the email has to specify the participant’s name, contact number, age, degree program, and the name of their school.

For more information, visit Better Breed Cameroon.

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