WEST AFRICAN WETLANDS ESSAY COMPETITION

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ABOUT THE WEST AFRICAN WETLANDS ESSAY COMPETITION

The West African Wetlands Essay Competition is a youth-focused engagement on wetlands that seeks to collate youthful thoughts on wetlands sustainability approaches. The initiative will ensure the development of conservation interventions depicting challenges and success stories by wetlanders.  The entire idea shall help the development of a Youth operational guide for wetlands conservation in West Africa basing on experiential and researched knowledge. The initiative is one of Four activities of the Wetlands For Future Generation Campaign Project. The competition is organized yearly to brainstorm young minds/students to write articles and narratives on the theme for World Wetlands Day. 

OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPETITION. 

  • Collate youthful thoughts on wetlands sustainability approaches.
  • Promote  and sensitize youth participation in SDGs 15& 16 through empirical writings and research-driven actions

CATEGORIES OF THE COMPETITION

  • High School Category is for Senior & Junior High School students within the ages of twelve (12) to eighteen (18)
  • Tertiary Category is for students in any recognized tertiary institution in West Africa undertaking and/or have obtained a Diploma, Bachelor and Masters degree. 

BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPATING 

  • Top TEN (10) winners of the competition shall be awarded the badge of WEST AFRICA WETLANDERS EMBLEM 
  • Top THREE (3) winners shall receive a stipend of GHC 500.00
  • Top TEN (10) essays shall be featured on the Youth Legacy Ghana Youth Information Paper on Biodiversity and submitted to IPBES for review and publication. 
  • Top TWENTY (20) writers shall receive a certificate of participation. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATING 

  • Must be a West African Teen/Youth between the ages of 12 and 35 years respectively.
  • Must have or studies under the West African Examination Council and a present/past candidate of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination. 

FORMAT FOR WRITING/SUBMITTING

  • If typed essay must be
    1. Typed with a font size of 12, spacing 2.0, theme font; times new roman/Georgia in black ink. 
    2. Titled with writers name followed by the topic (eg. Cynthia Mensah: The role of students towards the conservation of wetlands in Ghana) 
    3. Between 5,000 and 500 word count. 
    4. Winning essays should include experiences or research evidence. 
    5. No cover page is needed. 
    6. Winning essays should be easy to understand. 
  • If Written, Essays should, 
    1. Be well written with black/blue ink on a white background paper. 
    2. Titled with writers name followed by the topic (eg. Cynthia Mensah: The role of students towards the conservation of wetlands in Ghana) 
    3. Between 5,000 and 500 word count. 
    4. Winning essays should include experiences or research evidence. 
    5. No cover page is needed. 
    6. Winning essays should be easy to understand. 

SUBMISSION OF ESSAYS.

Kindly send your essay to wawec@youthlegacyghana.org  or follow the Link below to submit your essay. 

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