YALDA AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition 2021 for young Africans (Win $ 1,000 prize)

Applications are open for YALDA AfCFTA Youth creative competition 2021. The Competition seeks to deepen African youth’s understanding of the AfCFTA’s  Instruments and how African youth can drive the AfCFTA agenda from their perspective.

The youth alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) in the collaboration with the African Continental Free Trade Areas (AfCFTA) Secretariat, African Export, -Import Bank(Afrexim Bank), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA), The International Trade Centre(ITC) and United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) invite all youth who are Nationals of African Counties as well as those in Diaspora to participate in the YALDA AfCFTA youth creative competition on the topics; “The African Continental Free Trade Area(AfCFTA): What is in it for young Africans”?.

The Competition is in three parts. If you believe you can make a difference and want to help educate young people about the African Continental Free trade Area(AfCFTA), join the Essay, Infographics and Animation Competition. They are looking for content created by you that informs and educates young people about the AfCFTA and the tremendous benefits for Africa’s teeming youth population.

Opening Date: 25.08.2021

Closing Date: 30.09.2021

Prizes:

1st Place winner will:

  • Receive $ 1000 USD
  • Mentorship by staff at YALDA  or Partner institutions for all winners.
  • Work published on Websites and in the publication of YALDA and Partners.
  • Opportunity to present submission at YALDA or one of the partner’s events.
  • Personal time with YALDA and partners Institutions Executive Directors, Presidents or chairpersons.
  • Interviews by partner Media houses.
  • Free-lance contract for winners of the graphics design/animation and or/communication works with partner institutions.
  • Short internship opportunity at one of the partner’s institutions(AfCFTA Secretariat or UNDP) for essay category.

2nd place winner will:

  • Receive $ 500 USD
  • Mentorship by staff at YALDA  or Partner institutions for all winners.
  • Work published on Websites and in the publication of YALDA and Partners

3rd Place winner will:

  • Receive $ 300 USD
  • Mentorship by staff at YALDA  or Partner institutions for all winners.
  • Work published on Websites and in the publication of YALDA and Partners

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a national of an African Union Member state;
  • Submit a national ID as proof of the above;
  • Be residing Permanently  or temporarily on the continent or the diaspora:
  • Be aged between 18 and 35 years;
  • Be passionate about Africa’s development and deeper understanding of the AfCFTA.

Application:

Apply to the category you would like to compete in:

  • Essay Competition
  • Infographic competition
  • Animation Competition

 

For more information, visit link bellow

https://www.yaldafrica.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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