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CIAPS Public Interest Essay Prize

Nigerian Recession

Diagnosis & Prognosis

CIAPS is pleased to announce its 2016 Public Interest Essay Competition.

This year’s competition, themed Diagnosis and Prognosis of the Nigerian Recession, is opened to Students, Graduates, Professionals, Academics and all Stakeholders with interest in and understanding of the Nigerian economy.

There is a total of One million Naira Prize. Winning Entries will be published and Winners of the competition will be offered to join the CIAPS research team.

Intro: For the first time in more than a decade, economic experts, operators and observers have officially and unanimously declared Nigeria in recession.

Like with most political-economic events, many disagree on the reasons for the recession and consequently possible ways out of it.

This CIAPS Prize is aimed at encouraging fact-based analysis as part of our effort in contributing to the building of knowledge based society.

Entries are welcomed from anyone with interest in and knowledge of the Nigerian Economy and recession.

Successful candidates will submit

  • A not more than 5000 words Essay that clearly and concisely traces the origin and causes of the present recession, identify possible ways out of it and suggest what government, businesses and individuals should do and not do to overcome the recession.
  • A not more than 1000 words synopsis of the same essay.

The successful essays will be objective and all analysis will be backed by facts and figures.

Selected essays will be published for an international audience.

Prizes

Five top essays will be selected for prizes and publications.

Best entry N500, 000

Second place N250, 000

Third place N150,000

Fourth and Fifth runners up N50,000

Entries will be judged by members of the CIAPS faculty in collaboration with a selected panelist of economic experts, operators and observers.

The panel coordinated by CIAPS Centre Director, Anthony Kila includes Political Economist and Centre for Value and Leadership Founder Pat Utomi, Former World bank VP, Africa Oby Ezekwesili, Economist, Public Affairs analyst and Entrepreneur Henry Boyo and former Executive Secretary of the Nigerian University Council and President of Nigerian Institute of Management Munzali Jibril

All entries are to be submitted with a cover note containing a brief biography of writer by visiting www.ciaps.org not later than 12am 29th November 2016

Entries are now closed. Click Here for the Results

 

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102 Comments

  1. Adeolu OSHADARE

    I tried submitting an article for the essay but I was told is not allowed because I was using 2016 Microsoft office word.

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      If your file is more than 5MB, you wont be allowed to upload it. Alternatively you can convert to pdf to upload. We only allow .pdf and .doc files

    2. Blessing

      How do I know if my article has been succesfully sent or submitted? Will you send a confirmation to one’s email?

  2. Rebecca

    Please How do i apply

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Make use of this link to submit your articles >> http://ciaps.org/alert/submit-articles/

  3. Dr.Abimbola Olajide Moses

    Please,no specificity was mentioned regarding the lenght of the essay / article in terms of either words or number of pages

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      I guess you didn’t read the article before commenting.

      Successful candidates will submit

      A not more than 5000 words Essay that clearly and concisely traces the origin and causes of the present recession, identify possible ways out of it and suggest what government, businesses and individuals should do and not do to overcome the recession.
      A not more than 1000 words synopsis of the same essay.

  4. Charles

    Hw do I submit the synopsis? Is it to be submitted together with the main body of the essay?

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      All is to be submitted together as one document

  5. […] to be submitted along with a cover letter containing a brief biography of the writer via the CIAPS website. Entries will be received until November 29, […]

  6. Evelyn

    Please since it’s an article, can some facts be illustrated if possible through the use of images. Thank you

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Yes please

  7. Alex Jude

    The objectivity mentioned earlier as a criterion for the articles,does it mean to place no blame for any organ of government or individual for the economic bad-market?

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Anyway, you can put blame on anyone if you can back it up with facts

    2. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Anyway, you can put blame on anybody if you can back it up with facts

  8. kelu

    Are we allowed to choose our tittle or must maintain the one in the theme.

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      You have to maintain the one in the theme as you will be score based on that

  9. Nick

    Please what is the real deadline is it 29 October or 29 November because I can see two conflicting deadlines.

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      November 29

  10. kelu

    It means that Diagnosis and Prognosis of the Nigerian recession must be my topic.

  11. kelu

    It means that Diagnosis and Prognosis of the Nigerian recession must be my topic heading

  12. Obianyido Obinna Emmanuel

    Please admin. Is there any other way to submit the essay because I have tried what I can.
    I have reduced my word count. Used PDF and non worked even as my file is not up to the aforementioned 5mb limit.
    Please check the submission process and re- advice us on what to do.
    Kind regards.

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      okay, the upload limit has been increased to 10MB, you can try it now

  13. ugo

    the 5000 words essay should it be joined together with the 1000 words synopsis as one or separately but submitted the same time.

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      separately

  14. favor

    pls I am trying to send in form of docs file but it doesn’t want to upload

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      please what is the issue or error you are getting

  15. Zan

    when will the winners be announced ?

  16. grace

    How will the winners of the essay be contacted?

  17. grace

    How will the winners be contacted?

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      via your contact details on the synopsis and essay

  18. Victor

    How will you know that the article has submitted

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      We always check for new submission

  19. David

    please can I submitted hardcopy of my article via postal service..because the online aspect of submission,is not working out,beside Am not adamant to instruction. (my essay words wasn’t more than 5,000 words nor my synopsis more than 1,000words….please a special consideration should be given to me, so as to submit via courier services

  20. taiwo

    pls, you said a cover note is it a sheet that cover

  21. taiwo

    pls, explain the kind of cover note you mean, when its going to be uplaod why is it going to be cover

  22. Ignatius

    Pls can we put references at the end of the essay?

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Yes you can

  23. Ignatius

    Any specification on font size, font type, line spacing? Any need for bibliography?

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      No specification but preferably you can use font size 14. You can also include bibliography and references

  24. Ignatius

    Thanks for your previous responses. They were quite useful but please dont be offended, cause i got one more question. Pls can one organize the essay in subheadings like Introduction, origin,causes,solutions etc?

  25. […] entries are to be submitted with a cover note containing a brief biography of writer to www.ciaps.org not later than the deadline date (see […]

  26. Babajide Moses

    Please can you help me check if my entry successfully delivered? My name is Babajide Moses.

  27. Abdullahi Suleiman

    please i am finding it difficult to register and participate

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Please what exactly is the issue you are having

  28. Ibrahim abdulganiy

    sir, I converted my file to PDF and yet it didn’t upload, ??

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      if you are having difficulties uploading your file, you can send it to events@ciaps.org

  29. Mrs D.Ajiwe

    Nice. This gives People the opportunity to contribute knowledge towards the recession in Nigeria and how it can be cuembed or addressed.

    1. Daniel

      Is there going to be a deadline extension? Thanks.

  30. Chris Ugo

    Hi Admin, Pls I would like to know if there are any requirements for the essay such as font size, style, spacing etc. Thanks for your reply.

  31. Mustapha Sa'eed

    Hello! Please is it acceptable to distinguish by writing titles on some of the paragraphs of the essay?

  32. SANI EMMANUEL NUMA

    I was able to submit my essay some weeks ago but I did not recieve an acknowledgement. It would have been interesting for future purposes to allow for email notification such that when you submit, you get an acknowledgement in your mail that your document was submitted successfully.
    Thanks.

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      okay, we shall look into that

  33. joseph ogbeh

    hello, i have tried to upload my essay but haven’t been able to. my work is even less than 5mb, please help me

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      You can send it as a mail to events@ciaps.org

  34. Bello

    Good day. Please I want to find out if graphs, tables, diagrams, appendix or charts can be included in the essay. And will they be counted as part of the word count of the essay. If yes, how many words will they account for. thank you

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      yes you can use diagrams and graphs

  35. ugo

    Is it 12am breaking 30th or 12am breaking 29th of november

  36. Falama Bala

    When will the winners of the essay be announced. thank you.

  37. Blessing

    Please how do I know if my article had succesfully been sent or submitted? Will you send a confirmation to one’s email?

  38. Stephen Agabus

    Hello admin, I just sent my submission via email, please can you do me a favour by acknowledging receipt of it. Regards

    Stephen Agabus

  39. Ignatius

    please help me confirm my article . I
    sent it yesterday via
    events@ciaps.org . The other portal ,
    http://
    ciaps.org/alert/
    submit-articles/ , did not accept it.
    Thanks

  40. Barr Joseph

    I tried sending it yesterday with my file less than 4mb, docx format, but still didn’t get through. I’m currently working on a PDF format. Can the deadline be shifted by another 12hours please?

  41. Stephen Agabus

    Hello Admin,

    please keep us updated with the recent developments concerning the results.

    Thanks.

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Entries are now closed. Shortlisted Entries will be published 29 December 2016

  42. Joseph

    How will you know that you have summited you work and when are we expecting the result

  43. Christian John

    please I’ve submitted my essay and It’s been up to week now and I’ve not gotten any feedback. please help me

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Entries are now closed. Shortlisted Entries will be published 29 December 2016”

  44. sterlah

    please was there any extension of the deadline..if yes,to wen plz?thanks

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Entries are now closed. Shortlisted Entries will be published 29 December 2016”

  45. Tobi

    You guys have tried so far. No post-submission news like an estimate period when winners will be announced?

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Entries are now closed. Shortlisted Entries will be published 29 December 2016”

  46. Kentaiprof

    Hello, I participated in the last easy writing and wanted to know the actual date for announcement of the winners. and how it would be communicated.

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Entries are now closed. Shortlisted Entries will be published 29 December 2016”

  47. Tayo

    When is the results coming out?

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      Entries are now closed. Shortlisted Entries will be published 29 December 2016”

    2. Mpero

      Plz what time today will it be published.
      Thanks.

  48. AKACHUKWU favour

    today is the Dec 29 by which time will it come out

  49. ugo

    have they published the shortlisted entries

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      not yet

  50. AKACHUKWU favour

    what’s happening we need reply’s please

    1. Ciaps
      Ciaps

      An update about this will be posted shortly

      1. tim

        We are waiting

  51. Anonymous

    Where are the results

  52. tim

    Shortly?

    6 hours later

  53. biggiedip

    waiting

  54. biggiedip

    waiting for your punishment

  55. NNANYEREUGO

    this update have put us in suspense!!!

  56. steph

    We are Still waiting for d update.

  57. ugo

    why is it taking so long to publish the essay

    1. roy

      As in ehn

  58. Al-yasau

    Please, we are yet to see the published entries

  59. ugo

    why is it taking so long to publish the names of the winners

  60. DORIS

    Please we are yet to see the shortlisted entries

  61. NNANYEREUGO

    we have to take things with ease, and gentleness it will be published in the due time.

  62. Blessing

    Let’s exercise patience please. I’m sure they are working on the essays. The essays will be published at their convenience.

  63. Anonymous

    But the admin said 29 and 29th December has passed

  64. biggiedip

    happy New Year

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    Keep your mind at rest. Somebody lodged a complaint to us at the Lagos State Lottery Board. We are working with the consumer agency to ensure that justice is served and rightful winners rewarded as promised.

  66. David

    Based on some logistics, I think this essay contest is FAKE….CIAP couldn’t provide any result. the dates the Announced for their winners has passed..

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