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4TH Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Annual National Undergraduate Essay Competition 2020 (prize worth N1.8M).

Application for the 4th edition of NCDMB Annual National Undergraduate Essay Competition for Nigerian is now open.

The NCDMB Annual National Undergraduate Essay Competition  is sponsored by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to promote academic excellence and Nigerian Content to encourage the youths to build local capacities and competencies for effective participation in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas industry.

2020 Essay Topic:

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AS A KEY  LEVER FOR LOCAL CONTENT IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIA’S OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

Benefits

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

• N1,000,000 for 1st place,

• N500,000for 2nd place,

• N300,000 for 3rd place.

• 4th – 10th places finishers shall each receive a laptop.

Eligibility

• This contest is open only to 100-200 level students in public and private Universities in Nigeria.

• Entrants must submit either a letter of admission or a signed letter of attestation from his/her Head of Department (HOD).

• All essays must be original works specifically written for the competition.

• Co-authorship of essay is not permitted.

Entrants are to submit only one entry.

Requirement

• Manuscripts must not exceed 1,500 WORDS.

• Current contact information of each entrant including phone number and email address MUST ACCOMPANY THE MANUSCRIPT.

• Entrants’ NAMES SHALL NOT APPEAR ON THE MANUSCRIPT, but on a separate title page to be removed when a number is assigned to the entry.

• Shortlisted entrants will be contacted FOR THE VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE ASSESSMENT to defend their submitted essays.

Selection criteria

• Essays will be judged based on: Clarity of Expression, Spelling and Grammar, Originality of thought, Depth of Analysis, Relevance to Industry, and Conformity to Contest Rules.

• All essays will be subjected to plagiarism check (software application) to determine originality.

• Successful Top 10 Finalists will be notified by the  16th October, 2020.

• The virtual award  ceremony comes up27th October, 2020

• The winning essay will be published in the NCDMB’s in-house magazine, Local Content Digest

Application

Completed manuscripts and accompanying documents must be submitted to ncdmbessay.com 

Deadline: September 25, 2020 

Late manuscripts will not be considered. Hardcopy submissions will not be accepted.

Click here to REGISTER ON WEBSITE FIRST

NOTE:  Do not include your personal details inside the ESSAY CONTENT ie your email, phone number, address, name, University and state or else it will be disqualified.

For more information visit NCDMB official website

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