Thursday, November 15, 2018
Advertisement

BBC Pidgin launches essay writing contest

BBC Pidgin launches essay writing contest
August 06
18:43 2018
Advertisement

The BBC News Pidgin has launched a new essay writing competition for Pidgin language speakers.

The competition which was launched on a Monday is open to students of any tertiary institution in Africa.

Entrants for the award are to submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on the theme, “Is Africa’s youth ready for political leadership”

In a statement, the BBC said all essays must adhere to Pidgin English structure while conforming to all rules of grammar and punctuation.

It added that a winner, who will be announced at an event in Lagos on September 15, 2018, will receive a one-year scholarship covering the costs of academic books.

Entry to the contest opens on Monday, August 6, 2018 and closes on September 2, 2018. Entries are to be submitted here.

Adejuwon Soyinka, editor of BBC News Pidgin, said: “This Pidgin essay competition is the first for the region from an international broadcaster and the competition aims to encourage the uptake of written Pidgin across West and Central Africa.”

Further information on how to enter, including the full terms and conditions, are available at the BBC News Pidgin website.

Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, head of World Service West Africa Languages, said: “It’s been an exciting year since the launch of BBC News Pidgin and this competition is a way to encourage the use of Pidgin language among our young audiences.”

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2018 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement