Paradigm Initiative Essay/Debate Competition 2022

Paradigm Initiative Essay/Debate Competition 2022

Call for application submission for the Paradigm Initiative Essay/Debate Competition 2022. This year, Paradigm Initiative is celebrating its 15th anniversary in a dual event that will bring together partners, Friends of PIN, alumni, volunteers, PIN team members, and digital rights and inclusion stakeholders. These events is to celebrate PIN@15 in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 23rd, 2022, to commemorate PIN’s milestone, and PIN Festival (PINFest) in Harare, Zimbabwe, from October 10th to 14th, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria for the Paradigm Initiative Essay/Debate Competition 2022

As part of activities to commemorate this day, Paradigm Initiative is organising an Essay/Debate Competition for young and outstanding African youth between 18-25 years with passion and drive for digital rights and inclusion in the continent who want to make their voices heard.

Paradigm Initiative Essay/Debate Competition 2022

Application process for the Paradigm Initiative Essay/Debate Competition 2022

This is an excellent opportunity for you. Read the competition procedures carefully before applying.

1st Round: 

– Argumentative Essay: Share an essay of not more than 1500 words on the topic: Are the Social and cultural norms in Africa impeding the realization of digital rights and inclusion ?.

– In the essay, take a stand for either FOR or AGAINST.


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2nd Round:

– A total of 8 candidates will be selected and divided into two groups of 4 each ( FOR and AGAINST ) to prepare for the virtual debate via zoom on Thursday, July 20th, 2022.

– Debate winners will be announced during PIN Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022.

– 4 outstanding candidates will be selected, two from each team, to compete at the grand finale.

3rd Round / Finale

– The debate finalists will win an all-expenses paid trip to Zimbabwe and a laptop set at the PIN Festival slated on October 10th – 14th.

Application Deadline for Paradigm Initiative Essay/Debate Competition 2022

The deadline for application submission is on June 30th, 2022

Apply here

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