The Toyin Sanni Foundation is proud to announce its latest initiative: a national essay competition exclusively for senior secondary students across Nigeria. This competition is more than just a contest; it’s an opportunity for young minds to articulate their thoughts and opinions on pressing contemporary issues. By participating, you have the chance to delve into critical topics, offering your unique perspectives and potential solutions.

Participants are invited to engage with one of the following thought-provoking essay topics:

  1. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Concerns:
    • Identify an ESG-related issue in your local community. Discuss its significance and propose solutions.
  2. Nigeria’s Economic Challenges:
    • Analyse recent events impacting Nigeria’s economy, their effects, and suggest potential remedies.
  3. Inclusive Finance and Its Impact:
    • Define inclusive finance and explore how a finance and investment group like Emerging Africa Capital can significantly contribute to this area.


The competition will celebrate a total of nine winners, three in each category:

  • Winner: N1,500,000
  • 1st Runner-Up: N1,000,000
  • 2nd Runner-Up: N500,000


To be eligible, ensure you meet the following criteria:

  1. Eligibility: You must be a senior secondary school student at the time of submission.
  2. Essay Length: Your essay should not exceed 1000 words.
  3. Prize Allocation: Monetary awards will be managed by Emerging Dreams Trust and disbursed based on your academic progression.
  4. Originality Check: All essays will be scrutinised for AI/plagiarism, with plagiarised content leading to disqualification.
  5. Submission Format: Submit through a Google Form, including required personal details and your essay in PDF format.
  6. Language and Formatting: Essays must be in English, formatted in Century Gothic font size 11, double line spacing, and justified alignment.
  7. Filename Format: Use the format FirstName-LastName-Question-Number.pdf (e.g., Sarah-Ayomide-1.pdf).
  8. Deadline: Submit your essay by March 31st. Late entries will not be considered.
  9. Evaluation Criteria: Essays will be judged on originality, creativity, coherence, grammar, and adherence to the prompt or theme.
  10. Judging Decisions: The decisions of the organization are final.

Method of Application

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For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024.

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