The Dickens Sanomi Annual Essay Competition 2014

The Dickens Sanomi Annual Essay Competition 2014

1 July 2014
The Dickens Sanomi Annual Essay Competition 2014

It gives The Dickens Sanomi Foundation the greatest pleasure to introduce The Dickens Sanomi Annual Essay writing competition 2014!!!

Now in its 4th year the DSF Essay Competition is a national competition open to all Nigerian students of secondary school age. The competition is organized by The Dickens Sanomi Foundation, an independent non-governmental organization set up to promote the importance of education in particular writing skills amongst our youth.

This years’ essay competition is split into two categories Junior Secondary School and Senior Secondary School.

The Junior Secondary School essay title is:

The youth of today tend to look up to celebrities but are they being good role models or are they setting a bad example for teenagers? Discuss

The Senior Secondary School essay title is:

Childhood obesity is quickly overtaking smoking as the world’s no 1 killer for teenagers. Discuss.

Essays must not be more than 1,500 words long, they can be hand written or typed. The judges will be looking for students to have captured the relevance of the titles, grammar, presentation and the logical discussion.

Students can submit their essays in the following ways, with their full name, address, school, telephone number and email address:

  • Send to the DSF email address
  • Send by post or dropped by hand to the DSF official office address 4, Oguda Close, off Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama
  • Further information can be found on the website

We would like to encourage you to please inform students, and your schools, of this upcoming opportunity for students to win a substantial cash prize towards the winning students’ school fees.

There will be three winners in each category, first, second and third.

The students that win first prize will also win an additional grant for their school towards a project of the schools’ choice.

The closing date for all entries will be 31st October 2014.

We will be holding a prize giving award ceremony on the 3rd December 2014, where the winners will be announced. Additional information will follow nearer the time.

Look out for our national newspaper adverts due out in mid August.

For further information please contact us on 08092769831, website  or send us an email to

Good Luck to all the students and we look forward to receiving all your essays!!


Dickens Sanomi Essay Award 2014