Submissions for this Contest are now Closed

Students For Liberty, African Liberty Organisation for Development, Rational Standard, Network for a Free SocietyRational Standard, in association with African Students For Liberty SA, African Liberty Organisation for Development (ALOD) and Network for a Free Society (NFS) is calling for entries for the Rising Tide Foundation’s essay competition with a focus on entrepreneurship.

This is a great opportunity for all liberty lovers, aspiring writers and students throughout South Africa and the continent. Entrepreneurship is a very important driving factor for economic growth, especially in Africa where many countries are still developing.

Not only are there very lucrative rewards, the acclaim garnered with a winning essay will definitely help the career prospects of the writer.

Rational Standard is pleased to be sharing such an important event to students, as we believe that the more writers discussing these important topics, the closer we come to making a real difference on the continent.

The event details follow:

Topic

Entrepreneurs are the creative force in the economy.  Is your government helping or hindering them?

Requirements

Entrants must be a student at any tertiary institution (university, tech, college etc.) in any African country.

All entries should be sent to: [email protected] in the form of a Microsoft Word document. The essay must not exceed 1500 words.

Entrants guilty of plagiarism will be disqualified immediately.

The following details must be included:

On the first page of the completed essay, participants must write his/her full name, department, and year of study, name and country of institution, gender and age. Also include your email address and functional mobile phone number.

Entries open on the 14th of March and close on the 17th of May 2016.

Essay Contest PosterPrizes

1st-George Ayittey (Platinum Prize): $1,000 and scholarship to the 2016 Liberty Camp/Event/ in East Africa OR West Africa in 2016

2nd-Anthony Fisher (Gold Prize):  $700 and scholarship to the 2016 Liberty Camp/Event/ in East Africa OR West Africa in 2016

3rd-Franklin Cudjoe (Silver Prize): $500 and scholarship to the 2016 Liberty Camp/Event/ in East Africa OR West Africa in 2016

4th- The Nation CAMPUSLIFE (Media Bronze Prize): $300 and 2016 Liberty Camp/Event/ in East Africa OR West Africa in 2016

5th- Rejoice Ngwenya Prize: $250 and 2016 Liberty Camp/Event/ in East Africa OR West Africa in 2016

Consolation Prizes

Seven consolation prizes of $50 each.

Need help?

We’re here to help aspiring writers improve their writing, research and contents. African Students For Liberty branches around SA will be hosting workshops to help with this contest. All are welcome to attend.

Sign up here to receive news on planned workshops.

Rational Standard has a range of resources that can be exploited. Feel free to learn and reference our articles.

Additional research material can be found here and here.

Good luck!

For additional queries, email: [email protected]

Nicholas Woode-Smith is co-founder of the Rational Standard and its Technical and Marketing Director. He is a student at the University of Cape Town, with majors in Politics, Philosophy and Economic History. He is the youngest council member of the Institute of Race Relations in history and the Regional Director of Southern Africa for African Students For Liberty. He also writes science fiction – prominently, the Warpmancer and Cape Zero series.