World Bank Blog4Dev blogging/Essay Competition 2021

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Blog4Dev Invites in young smart Africans to Participate in their 2021 essay Competition in contribution to Covid 19 response to find a common solution to common challenge, Incase Another Pandemic Arises.

Blog4Dev winners contribute to the blogging community through original content posted on the Youth Transforming Africa blog platform.

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Youth Transforming Africa (YTA) is a World Bank-supported youth engagement initiative that aims to engage more African youth in the thinking and discussions on development in Africa.

Blog4Dev Essay Competition 2020 Topic:

How can young people work with their governments and civil society organizations to respond to the impact of COVID-19 and build a stronger post-pandemic economic and social system?

Blog4Dev Essay Competition 2020 Prizes

Winning authors are eligible for several prizes, including an invitation to attend a dedicated program during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings 2021 (if the health situation improves), opportunities to represent Africa?s youth at high-level events, a chance to intern at a World Bank country office, or an opportunity to have their blog published on the World Bank blog Youth Transforming Africa.


Eligible Countries: sub-Saharan African countries

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Blog4Dev Essay Competition 2020 Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev competition, you must:

  • Be a citizen of one of the 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 28 on November 30, 2020;
  • Not have been a winner of previous editions.

How to Participate in Blog4Dev Essay Competition 2020

Using the links below, submit your original blog entry, written in English, French, or Portuguese, detailing your ideas about addressing the impact of COVID-19 and building a stronger post-pandemic economic and social system by November 30, 2020.

Submissions through email or post will not be accepted.

Click here to Participate

Blog4Dev Essay Competition 2020 Selection Criteria:

The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • originality;
  • clarity in writing and presentation;
  • practicality and relevance;
  • potential impact on development.

Participation Deadline: November 30, 2020

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Blog4Dev Essay Competition 2020 Terms and Conditions

The World Bank Group reserves the right to research and verify the eligibility of any entrant.

Submissions must be original. The World Bank Group reserves the right to test every entry with an anti-plagiarism software.

The submission deadline is November 30, 2020. Late submissions will be disqualified automatically.

The blog post length should not exceed the following limits: 500 words in English and 650 words in French and Portuguese. Longer entries will be disqualified.

Only one submission per entrant is allowed.

By entering the contest, participants agree to release the World Bank Group from any claims based on the contest, and grant the World Bank Group all rights to their entry, including consent to publish their entered blog post on the World Bank Group?s website and social media channels.

Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the contest. Bloggers agree to comply with, and be bound by, the decisions of the World Bank Group, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this competition. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the contest

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