Study in Ogun Schools, Nigeria

International Essay Competition 2008


The World Bank, the Cities Alliance, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs invite you to participate in an International Essay Competition 2008 for students and non-students alike, between 18 and 25 years of age (born  between 1983 – 1990).

2,240 young people from 130 countries submitted their  essays to the International Essay Competition 2007! Olumide Adekola Adewoye from Nigeria won the 3rd Place prize (1,000 USD). Ogbu Emmanuel Chukwuemeka also from Nigeria was a finalist.

This year’s topic is Shaping the City of Your Dreams

Awards include:


  • A grand prize of $5,000

  • Runner-up prizes of $1,000

Authors of the best essays (finalists) will be invited to participate in the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) in Cape Town, South Africa.

The jury reserves the right to modify the allocation depending on the number of winning essays.

For further information, please contact:

February 7, 2008 |

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