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REEL Foundation Organizes Maiden Edition of Young Writers Challenge

Written by Abigael Ibikunle

REEL Foundation Organizes Maiden Edition of Young Writers Challenge!

Imagination and Creativity are crucial to children’s learning and development. The ability of a child to spin these skills into a story is phenomenal and should be encouraged and developed.

In the words of Albert Einstein-”Imagination is more important than knowledge, Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world”

Against this backdrop, we are excited to announce the maiden edition of The REEL Young Writers Challenge. A Story writing competition for children to ignite imagination and creativity as well as reward diligence and excellence.

Challege

This challenge will provide a great opportunity for young kids to showcase their creativity via writing a story and receive recognition for their skills/abilities.

Also, taking into consideration the learning gaps that have been created due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Challenge will also provide an avenue for children to be resourcefully engaged and excited outside the physical school environment.

Objectives

  • Provide an opportunity for children to capture their imagination and ingenuity in a creative way to foster learning even outside the classroom
  • Create an equal platform for children irrespective of background to showcase their creativity/ skills and get rewarded for it
  • Increase the awareness on COVID-19 Pandemic particularly for children in a fun and creative way
  • Promoting Children’s digital literacy skills via the use of digital tools for the challenge

 

Challenge: “Write a story on how COVID-19 has impacted your life or people around you and what has been learned from the experience of staying at home”

  • Age group: 7-13 years old
  • Application Opens July 20th and closes August 20th. 2020

TO ENTER:

  • Write a short story of between 500 to 1000 words using the Challenge
  • Stories must be typed in English and an original unpublished work
  • Your entry must include the following: Full Name of Writer, Residential Address, Date of Birth, School, Name of Parents/Guardian and Phone Numbers.
  • Entries can be submitted via any one of the following: Email or via WhatsApp to 07025503338

Awards

  • The Top 10 entries will be selected and recognized.
  • 1st Prize will receive N50,000 Cash Prize and Tablet preloaded with Learning resources
  • 2nd Prize will receive N30,000 Cash Prize and Tablet preloaded with Learning resources
  • 3rd Prize will receive N15,000 Cash Prize and Tablet preloaded with Learning resources
  • The remaining 7 will also get special prizes
  • In addition to prizes, all top 10 entries will get a one-time career counselling session to explore careers that require strong writing skills
  • A small press conference will be held in September 2020 to announce and award the winners.

Authors

About the author

Abigael Ibikunle

Associate Correspondent at Edugist, Abigael Ibikunle is a Mathematics Education graduate. A professional Journalist and a passionate writer. She can be reached via: abigail@edugist.org/+2347035835612

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