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Stand a chance to win R38,000 in the SADC Tertiary Institution Essay Competition 2024

Competition Summary

Applications are open for the 2024 edition of the SADC Tertiary Institution Essay Competition.

Closing date: 29th February 2024

The SADC Tertiary Institution Essay Competition was introduced as part of the initiatives aimed at providing due recognition to the Founders of SADC for their contribution to the establishment of SADC and subsequent pursuance of a regional integration agenda. 

2024 Competition Topic

The topic for the 2024 edition is; “What in your opinion has SADC achieved since its formation; and does it reflect the vision of its founders?

SADC Tertiary Institution Essay Competition is calling for submissions of essay entries from active tertiary institution-going learners. 

The entries will be coordinated by the Ministries of Education in all respective SADC Member States. It is the responsibility of Government officials in SADC Member States to submit the top three (3) essays to SADC Secretariat for adjudication at regional level. 

Prize Money

The winning entry will receive a once off prize money which will cover the outright payment of the Intellectual Property Rights of the essay.

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The monetary prize will be accompanied by a certificate signed by the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia. The prize will be paid directly to the winner in his/her home country through the Secretariat.

The prizes are as follows;

1st prize = USD2000
2nd Prize = USD1500
3rd Prize = USD1000

Prize Money

The top 10 winners will all receive certificates signed by the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.

Eligibility

All active tertiary institution-going learners from all 16 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States are welcome to participate in the competition.

Instructions

Essays are coordinated by the Ministries of Education in all respective SADC Member States. It is the responsibility of Government officials in SADC Member States to submit the top 3 essays to SADC
Secretariat for adjudication at regional level.

NOTE: The Secretariat will not accept entries from individuals and as such those entries will be disregarded and disqualified.

The essay should be 4000 words. The deadline for submission of entries to Ministries of Education in respective SADC Member States is 29th February 2024. The deadline for submission of entries to the
Secretariat by Ministries of Education is 31st March 2024.

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All entries should be typed and submitted in both hard copies and electronic version in Microsoft Word document format. Entrants should sign and initial each page of the hard copy document to make sure that they have not been altered.

All essays entering the competition should be in one of the SADC working languages, i.e. English, Portuguese and/or French.

All submissions must be accompanied by a SADC Tertiary Institution Essay Competition Entry Form which should contain full contact details of the entrant, including, passport-sized photograph, physical address, telephone, copy of national Identification card, copy of valid Student National Identification Card, fax number and email address; and contact details of the entrant.

More Competition Documents

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Portuguese Entry Form – SADC Tertiary Institution Essay.pdf202.44 KB
French Entry Form – SADC Tertiary Institution Essay.pdf188.28 KB
English Entry Form – SADC Tertiary Institution Essay.pdf156.05 KB
Portuguese Marking Guidelines – Tertiary Schools Essay Competition topic 2024.pdf115.91 KB
French Marking Guidelines – Tertiary Schools Essay Competition topic 2024.pdf118.22 KB
English Marking Guidelines – Tertiary Schools Essay Competition topic 2024.pdf124.17 KB
Portuguese Brochure – TERTIARY SCHOOL COMPETITION 2024.pdf4.9 MB
French Brochure – TERTIARY SCHOOL COMPETITION 2024.pdf5.43 MB
English Brochure – TERTIARY INSTUTION COMPETITION 2024.pdf4.77 MB
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