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Excellent Minds Initiative (EMI) Essay Competition 2020 for Undergraduate Students – Requirement & How to Apply.


Excellent Minds Initiative Essay Competition – Excellent Minds Initiative (EMI) is inviting applications from undergraduate students in Nigerian tertiary institutions for its 4th Edition of the Annual 2020 National essay competition.

Excellent Minds Initiative Essay Competition

The deadline for submission of entries for the Excellent Minds Essay Competition is 23rd March, 2020.

The essay competition is focused on promoting critical thinking, harnessing ideas and developing the talents, abilities, gifts and skills inherent in the Nigerian youths. This we expect shall translate into a ripple effect of awareness and provide a platform for growth for future leaders of Nigeria.

This year’s topic draws on the threats of rising inequality in Nigeria and the ongoing climate actions.

Excellent Minds Essay Competition Eligibility & Topic.


  • The essay is open to undergraduate students in tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

Essay Topic / Overview

  • Climate change and rising inequality in our world are twin threats that are particularly worrisome. In a space where no one is safe from the devastating effects of a heating planet, it is the poor who have done the least to heat the planet, that will suffer first, and the most, from the brunt of these threats in the new decade – if no action is taken to address these issues.
  • In the same vein, despite the significant boom in innovation and local markets in recent times, there are still unfair discrepancies and widening gaps between the haves and have-nots in Nigeria.
  • These inequalities undermine the nation’s democratic system and the future of our young people. Sadly, the rising inequality has a powerful accomplice in climate change. “As a concerned Nigerian, pitch your biggest idea (not more than 1000 words) on how Nigeria can effectively address the double threats of climate change and inequality towards ensuring a sustainable future for its people.”

Excellent Minds Essay Competition Prizes.

  • First Prize: A Laptop + Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Second Prize: A Tablet + Certificate of Accomplishment
  • Third Prize: A Printer + Certificate of Accomplishment

How to Apply for Excellent Minds Essay Competition.

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should submit their entries by clicking on the “Submit” button below:

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