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Africa Organisation for Standardization 4th Continental Essay Competition, 2017-2018

Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) in collaboration with Africa Organization for Standardization (ARSO) is organising the 4th Continental Essay Competition 2016/2017 with the effort to ensure that youth are enlightened and their standard culture is improved.

This year’s theme is: “ROLE OF STANDARDIZATION IN FACILITATING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN”.

This competition is open to all students below the age of 35 years and studying in a university/college recognised by the local commission for university education or equivalent body and minimum of 25 participants should register.

Rules and conditions

  • Length of essays: Essays should be between 1000 and 1200 words
  • Presentation: Essays should be double spaced and presented in Century Gothic, size 12
  • Language of essays: Essays may be submitted in English or French
  • Information on the author: Authors may use up to 50 words to describe themselves. Information should include their names, course and year of study, name, town and country in which their university is located. (N. B: this will not be part of the 1000- 1200 words)

Entry Rules and Conditions:

a) This competition is open to Citizens of all African Countries below the age of 35 years living in Africa and studying in a university/college recognised by the local commission for university education or equivalent body in their countries

b) Length of essays : Essays should be between 1000 and 1200 words

c) Presentation: Essays should be double spaced and presented in Century Gothic, size 12

d) Language of essays: Essays may be submitted in English or French

e) Information on the author: Authors may use up to 50 words to describe themselves. Information should include their names, course and year of study, name, town and country in which their university is located. (N. B: this will not be part of the 1000- 1200 words)

f) Contacts of authors: Authors should provide us with their postal, physical, telephone and email addresses on the first page of the essay together with the title of the essay and information on the author. Also kindly attach a copy of the Identity Card or passport and a completely filled registration form that can be obtained from Apex (www.apextrainingafrica.org) and ARSO (www.arso-oran.org)

Eligibility

The following essays are not eligible for this competition:

  • Essays that have been shown or accepted for other competitions.
  • Essays that have been published in any form.
  • Essays that focus on the work of a particular person, organisation or brand name.

g) A number of essays to submitted: Participants are only allowed to submit one essay.

Prizes for Winners:

There will be two levels of winners

At Regional Level

  • 1st position USD 500
  • 2nd position USD 300
  • 3rd position USD 200

At Continental Level

  • 1st position (male and female) each USD 1000
  • 2nd position USD 800
  • 3rd position USD 500

In addition, the winners will be given a trip and accommodation to the next ARSO G.A (ARSO General Assembly) event that will take place in 2017 to be honoured.

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