Be part of the #ICanBeMore 2018 essay competition and win prizes

Young & Cerebral, a brand aimed at empowering, inspiring and giving a voice to the youth is declaring its annual Essay Competition for the year 2018 open.

This year’s topics are centred on the core belief of the Young & Cerebral brand; Personal Fulfilment through Self-Actualisation.

The aim is to connect with and engage youth on issues of self-development, personal transformation and fulfilment, encourage and reward creative writing as well as promote Nigerian ideas and stories through writing. Our goal is to sustain a National Conversation about Creative Writing for Change.

With that in mind, the following topics have been chosen:

Category 1 is open to all ages. The topic is:

1. How will your raw idea change the world? The essay should not be more than 500 words.

Category 2 is open to people between the ages of 18 and 35 years:

2. Write about a popular Nigerian that you consider self-actualised. The essay should not be more than 750 words.

Prizes include Smartphones, Laptops and Writing courses. Winners will also have the opportunity to access Young & Cerebral resources for their growth and development.

Young & Cerebral started its Essay competition in 2013 and has received over 1,500 entries yearly across 18 states in Nigeria. This year’s judges include Adewale Yusuf, Joy Isi-Bewaji, Folawe Omikunle, Isabella Akinseye and our returning judges are Sally Kenneth Dadzie and Earl Okezie.

Some of our Supporters for this year’s Essay Competition includes Samsung, Bruno’s Place, Unilag Fm, YNaija and Queen Moremi.

Entries should be sent to [email protected] in MS Word format using Arial Typeface size 12, before 12 midnight of June 7, 2018.

Winners will be announced in the month of July 2018. For more information, visit our website: and follow all our social media pages: @youngcerebral on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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