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Legit Big Naija Independence Contest in Nigeria, 2020

Do you want to upgrade your skills and make your essay dream come out on one of the best platforms? If so, here is an excellent chance to become a part of the Legit Big Naija Independence Contest in Nigeria for the session 2020/2021.

The essay contest is aimed at spotting young talented students passionate about journalism and writing. It also invites young people to tell their own stories of Nigerian Independence.

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Fabulous chance to become a part of this essay contest.

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Legit.ng is one of the best online news and entertainment platforms by the audience. It is ranked as the 7th overall most visited website in Nigeria by Alexa.

Why would you like to join this contest? The mission of the Legit.ng is to be your guide that leads the way through the news. It creates content that enriches Nigerians’ lives.

Application Deadline: October 21, 2020

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Legit.ng
  • Department: N/A
  • Course Level: Essay Contest
  • Award: N115,000, N75,000 and N38,000
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: Nigerian Students
  • The award can be taken in Nigeria


  • Eligible Countries: Nigeria.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Essay Contest in the field of journalism and writing.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible for the contest, applicants must have to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Open only to residents of the Republic of Nigeria who has reached 18 years of age as of the date of entry.
  • Only currently enrolled university students can participate in the Contest. Winners will be required to confirm their student status.
  • If you are under 18 years of age, you must have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to participating in the Contest, and by participating you represent that your parent or legal guardian has provided such permission and agreed to these Rules.
  • Directors, officers, contractors, and employees of Legit.ng or any of its affiliate companies and subsidiaries, and immediate families of each, as well as any other individual related to Legit.ng, are not eligible to enter the Contest.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To become a part of the contest, all eligible applicants can submit their essays online on the official contest website.
  • Supporting Documents: Essay must be 400-1000 words in length, contain the main heading, and several subheadings. Each individual can submit a maximum of 1 essay and all essays must be submitted in .doc or .docx format. Only original, unique, and written from scratch essays will be considered.
  • Admission Requirements: Candidates must be currently enrolled in university students.
  • Language Requirement: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


Winners will get a prize of N115,000, N75,000, and N38,000 to invest in their studies and professional growth. The most original and interesting essays will be published at Legit.ng. Winners will have a chance to visit the Legit.ng office in Lagos, meet the team, and hold a conversation with Legit.ng‡s Managing Director.

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