YALDA AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition 2021 ($1800 Prize)

Deadline: 30th September, 2021

YALDA AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition 2021 ($1800 Prize)

Application is now open for YALDA AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition 2021. The Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) in collaboration with the African Continental Free Trade Area (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 countries, as well as those in the diaspora to participate in the YALDA AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition on the topic; “The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): What is in it for young Africans?”.

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. By ensuring youth are active participants in the popularization and raising awareness of the AfCFTA.

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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 their 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.

Benefits

  • Winner:
    • US$ 1,000
    • Mentorship by staff at YALDA or partner institutions for all winners
    • Work published on websites and in publications of YALDA and partners
    • Opportunity to present submission at a YALDA or one of the partners’ events
    • Personal time with YALDA and partner institutions Executive Directors, Presidents or Chairpersons
    • Interviews by partner media houses
    • Free-lance contract for winners of the graphic design/animation and/or communications work with partner institutions
    • Short internship opportunity at one of the partner’s institutions (AfCFTA Secretariat or UNDP) for essay category
  • 2nd Prize:
    • US$ 500
    • Mentorship by staff at YALDA or partner institutions for all winners
    • Work published on websites and in publications of YALDA and partners
  • 3rd Prize:
    • US$ 300
    • Mentorship by staff at YALDA or partner institutions for all winners
    • Work published on websites and in publications of YALDA and partners

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Eligibilities

  • Be a national of an African Union Member state
  • Submit a national ID as proof of 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

Eligible Regions: African Union

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • There are three categories:
    • Essay
    • Info-graphic
    • Animation
  • Follow the official link to submit the work for your desired category.
  • Please follow the official link for further details.

APPLY HERE

For more information visit the official webpage of YALDA AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition 2021

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