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Essay Writing Contest for African Students and Professionals

Submission Deadline:
December 20, 2010.
AfricanLiberty.org invites african students and professionals to take part in an essay writing competition/ contest. This essay competition/ contest, an initiative of AfricanLiberty.org sponsored by the International policy Network producers of the (Ideas for a free society CD) and supported by Atlas Economic Research Foundation and IMANI Ghana, is open to African students and professionals between the ages of 18-35 and resident in Africa.

PRIZES:
1st place: $1000
2nd place: $850
3rd place: $650 +Full scholarship to 2011 summer school
4th place: $300+Full Tuition scholarship to 2011 summer school
5th place $200 +Full Tuition scholarship to 2011 summer school
Other prizes: 10 Honorable mentions: $100 each

Target Group
Open to African students and professionals between the ages of 18-35 and resident in Africa.

Essay Topics
Choose any of the three essay topics below and read the related texts provided HERE as a guide to research your work.
1. Is the free market economy alien to Africa’s development? Discuss. (1500 words only please)
2. What would cause you to love your country and fear your government? Are you comfortable with the present size and influence of your government? (1500 words only please)
3. Do you believe entrepreneurship holds the key to poverty eradication?. How does your government treat entrepreneurs? (1500 words only please)

How to Submit Essay
Send your entries to: Adedayo Thomas, Publisher and Outreach Director of AfricanLiberty.org ([email protected]) and copy Franklin Cudjoe Executive Director/Editor, IMANI and AfricanLiberty.org. ([email protected])

Submission Deadline:
December 20, 2010. Winners to be announced on January 15, 2011

Suggested readings and links have been carefully included to help you research your essay.
To get free copies of society CD, do the following:
West, Central Africans and North Africans should email the following with their phone numbers on how to get a copy of the CD : Adedayo Thomas ([email protected]),Franklin Cudjoe, ([email protected]),
East Africans should email Mike Rotich with their phone numbers on how to get a copy of the CD : Mike Rotich -Nairobi Kenya at ( [email protected])
Southern Africans should email the following with their phone numbers on how to get a copy of the CDMurray Sanderson -Zambia – institute for public policy Analysis at ( ([email protected])

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