The Expression Debates Challenge is designed to be an annual platform that leverages the culture of debates to stimulate and raise youth voices and participation in contemporary national issues.  The 2017 edition shall focus on commemorating the United Nations 2017 International Anti-Corruption Day by providing a robust platform for youth to raise their voices and increase involvement in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. The Expression 2017 will allow 36 student teams of 2 persons per team from different Nigeria tertiary institutions to emerge from 2 regional auditions to compete at the grand finale in Abuja. At the grand finale, winners shall emerge in the following categories, 1

The 2017 edition shall focus on commemorating the United Nations 2017 International Anti-Corruption Day by providing a robust platform for youth to raise their voices and increase involvement in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. The Expression 2017 will allow 36 student teams of 2 persons per team from different Nigeria tertiary institutions to emerge from 2 regional auditions to compete at the grand finale in Abuja. At the grand finale, winners shall emerge in the following categories, 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions with N500,000, N300,000 and N200,000 respectively. The winning teams shall also be required to implement a campus-based anti-corruption campaign as brand ambassadors of the project.

The winning teams shall also be required to implement a campus-based anti-corruption campaign as brand ambassadors of the project.

Aside from the prize money and project execution, the debate will be shown on Ben TV London to an international audience.

Application deadline is October 21st, 2017.

You can find out more and register for the competition here.

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