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GGAC 2019 Essay Competition Now Open for Entries

The third-annual Give Girls A Chance Essay Competition is now open for entries! This year's theme focuses on the work being done to empower women and girls in Nigeria.

Girls are invited to submit essays of 2,000 words or less answering the following question:

In your own words, what does women’s and girl’s empowerment mean to you? What are

some of the ways in which the Government of Nigeria, civil society, the private sector and families and communities can empower women and girls in Nigeria to become well-

rounded, fulfilled and productive citizens?


The competition is open to Nigerian girls between the ages of 13 and 19. To be eligible, all essays must be written in English and be a maximum of 2,000 words. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges and evaluated against three criteria: the quality of arguments, grammar and vocabulary, and overall flow.


The top three essays will win recognition and financial awards. Winning essays will be published on the Give Girls A Chance website and authors will win:

  • First prize: N30,000

  • Second prize: N20,000

  • Third prize: N10,000

How to Enter

Email your essay to Deadline to submit has been extended to 25th November.

About the Award

The Give Girls A Chance Essay Competition was launched in 2017 as part of the Give Girls A Chance Foundation's efforts to increase access to quality education for the Nigerian girl child. The competition aims to give young Nigerian girls the opportunity to foster constructive and innovative ideas to address Nigeria's development challenges.

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