Have you heard of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) ANNUAL NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE OIL AND GAS ESSAY Competition?
If you have heard about it, we will like to inform you that the 2nd Edition is out. Read through this post carefully to be able to compete in this essay competition.
What is the essay about?
The NCDMBAnnual National Undergraduate Oil & Gas Essay Competition sponsored by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) is designed to promote the Nigerian Content (NC) initiative and create the awareness for Nigerians to build local capacity to participate effectively in Nigerian’s Oil and Gas industry.
What is the essays topic for this competition?
2018 Essay Topic: HARNESSING LOCAL CONTENT POTENTIALS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY FOR NIGERIA’S INDUSTRIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
What rules am I expected to follow?
This contest is open only to 100-200 level students in public and private Universities in Nigeria.
Entrants must submit either a letter of admission or a signed letter of attestation from his/her Head of Department (HOD).
All essays must be original works specifically written for the competition.
Co-authorship of essay is not permitted.
Entrants are to submit only one entry.
When is the deadline for submission?
Completed manuscripts and accompanying documents must be submitted to ncdmbessay.com on or before 18th September, 2018. Late manuscripts will not be considered. Hardcopy submissions will not be accepted.
What are the other guidelines?
Manuscripts must not exceed 1,500 words.
Current contact information of each entrant including phone number and email address must not accompany the manuscript.
Entrants’ names must not appear on the manuscript but on a separate title page to be removed when a number is assigned to the entry.
Shortlisted entrants will be contacted to appear before a panel for interactive assessment to defend their submitted essays.
What are the prizes to be won?
Prizes will be awarded as follows: N500,000 for 1st place, N350,000 for 2nd place, N250,000 for 3rd 4th and 5th places shall each receive N50,000. All top 5 winners shall receive laptops and other items.
How will the essay be judged/marked?
Essays will be judged based on: Clarity of Expression, Spelling and Grammar, Originality of thought, Depth of Analysis, Relevance to Industry, and Conformity to Contest Rules.
All essays will be subjected to plagiarism check (software application) to determine originality.
When will I get the results?
Successful Top 10 Finalists will be notified by 9th October, 2018.
The Prize giving ceremony comes up 25th October, 2018
The winning essay will be published in the NCDMB’s in-house magazine, Local Content Digest.
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