Saturday, 4 February 2017

Africa Organization for Standardization (ARSO) Continental Essay Competition 2016/2017.



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


Application Deadline: 1st March, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African Countries

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

The organizers are inviting students in institutions of higher learning in Africa (Colleges/ Universities approved by their local commission of higher education) to submit their essays on the theme: “Role of Standardisation in Facilitating Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women” to their respective National Standards Bodies (NSBs) email addresses. (Confirm with your respective NSBs on the submission dates) Kindly note that a minimum of 25 participants should be registered with respective NSBs in order for them to proceed to regional competition. T

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

Type:Essay Contest

Eligibility:
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)

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)

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.

Value of Contest: 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 honored.

How to Apply: It is important to go through the Application Requirements on the Contest Webpage before applying

Visit Contest Webpage for details

Award Provider: Rwanda Standards Board (RSB), Africa Organization for Standardization (ARSO)

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