Africa Organization for Standardization (ARSO) 4th Continental Essay Competition 2016/2017 ($USD 2,000+ Prize)

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Application Deadline: 1st March 2017

Rwanda Standards Board (RSB) in collaboration with Africa Organization for Standardization (ARSO) is organizing the 4th Continental Essay Competition 2016/2017 with the effort to ensure that youth are enlightened and their standard culture is improved.
The Competition aims to have 3 categories of winners: the National, Regional and Continental. In this regard, ARSO is requesting all the National Standards Bodies in Africa to organise the competition at the National level and send out the attached documents (4th Continental Essay Concept Paper and the Registration Form) to the various Universities /Colleges eligible for the competition. The NSB is expected to conduct the competition at National level. This entails sending out the relevant documents to Colleges/ Universities, receiving the essays from the participants, doing the assessment and awarding or giving recognition to the winners as appropriate to the NSB

Theme: “Role of Standardisation in Facilitating Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women”

The organizers are inviting students in institutions of higher learning in Africa (Colleges/ Universities approved by their local commission of higher education) to submit their essays on the theme: “Role of Standardisation in Facilitating Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women” to their respective National Standards Bodies (NSBs) email addresses. (Confirm with your respective NSBs on the submission dates)

This competition is open to all students below the age of 35 years and studying in a university/college recognized by the local commission for university education or equivalent body and minimum of 25 participants should register.
ENTRY RULES AND CONDITIONS
1. This competition is open to Citizens of all African Countries below the age of 35 years living in Africa and studying in a university/college recognised by the local commission for university education or equivalent body in their countries
2. Length of essays : Essays should be between 1000 and 1200 words
3. Presentation: Essays should be double spaced and presented in Century Gothic, size 12
4. Language of essays: Essays may be submitted in English or French
5. Information on the author: Authors may use up to 50 words to describe themselves. Information should include their names, course and year of study, name, town and country in which their university is located. (N. B: this will not be part of the 1000- 1200 words)
6. Contacts of authors: Authors should provide us with their postal, physical, telephone and email addresses on the first page of the essay together with the title of the essay and information on the author. Also kindly attach a copy of the Identity Card or pass port and a completely filled registration form that can be obtained from Apex (www.apextrainingafrica.org) and ARSO (www.arso-oran.org)

Kindly note that a minimum of 25 participants should be registered with respective NSBs in order for them to proceed to regional competition. The deadline for submitting top three winners by National Standards Bureaus (NSBs) is 1st March 2017 through [email protected]

PRIZES FOR WINNERS
There will be two levels of winners

At Regional Level
1st position – USD 500
2nd position –USD 300
3rd position – USD 200

At Continental Level
1st position – (male and female) each USD 1000
2nd position –USD 800
3rd position – USD 500
In addition the winners will be given a trip and accommodation to the next ARSO G.A (ARSO General Assembly) event that will take place in 2017 to be honored.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ARSO 4th Continental Essay Competition 2016/2017

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