55Voices for a Visa Free Africa Writing Competition 2019 ($1,500 prize)

55Voices for a Visa Free Africa Writing Competition 2019 ($1,500 prize)

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Are you a young African travelling across the continent? Have you experienced any challenges in acquiring a visa to another African country? Enter the 55Voices for a Visa Free Africa Writing Competition 2019 and share your experience.

Every year thousands of African youth experience challenges as they travel across the African continent. This often translates to lost opportunities for work, business and leisure because of onerous visa processes. The writing competition is one of the platforms under the #VisaFreeAfrica Campaign that is aimed at putting a face to the large number of young Africans missing out on these opportunities. They invite you to share your story and spread awareness on the need for a #VisaFreeAfrica.

Prize

  • Winners will win a cash prize of US$1,500 and have your article published.

Eligibility

  • The contest is open to all African nationals residing in Africa between the ages of 18-35 years.
  • The writing style should be narrative non-fiction based on a real-life experience you had while traveling from and to an African country. The story should start from a time when you were denied a Visa or how the process involved in getting a visa cost you an opportunity for study or work.
  • The article should be up to 1,000 words
  • You can choose to write in English, French Portuguese or Arabic.

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit 55Voices for a Visa Free Africa Writing Competition.

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