Worth N500k: World Maritime Day Essay Competition For Nigerians 2019

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Worth N500k: World Maritime Day Essay Competition For Nigerians 2019

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) – The apex body for the development, regulation and administration of the maritime sector in Nigeria, with a mission to achieve safe, secure shipping, cleaner oceans and enhanced maritime capacity in line with the best global practices towards Nigeria’s economic development.

Topic for the Essay Competition

  • The topic For the essay competition will be ‘IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future’, in Line with the theme For the current celebration oF the World Maritime Day.


  • Year 1 and 2 Students in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.
  • Participants must note that they are to scan proof of being bona Fide students alongside their essays.
  • Proof will include Letters of Admission & Identity Cards of the Institution.

Prizes & Awards

  • 1st: N500,000 Education Grant plus a Laptop & a plaque + Publication of the winning essay in NIMASA’s magazine, The VOYAGE & the NIMASA website.
  • 2nd: N350,000 Education Grant plus a Laptop & a plaque
  • 3rd: N250,000 Education Grant plus a laptop & a plaque
  • Seven (7) Consolation Awards of: N100,000 Education Grant each

Presentation Of Prizes & Awards

  • Winners will be notified by 15th March, 2019 and will be presented their prizes and awards thereafter.



How To Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should send their Essays to: wmdessay@nimasa.gov.ng and wmdessay@samuelson.com.ng


Application Deadline 25th February, 2019.



  • The topic for the essay competition should be the subject matter
  • Essays should be a maximum of 1,200 words [+ or – 10%] double spaced in Ms word and font size 12
  • No collaboration or joint work is permissible
  • No plagiarism, in whole or part, will be acceptable
  • Essays should end with the name, telephone number and email address of the participant
  • Essays that do not Follow the guidelines will be disregarded
  • We will notify only successful participants.
  • No essay will be acceptable outside the closing date the competition

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