Entries open for DigitalSENSE Africa students’ essay contest 2016 on Internet Governance

Posted by News Express | 26 March 2016 | 3,631 times

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The management of DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media Group has made the opening call for students, especially those in tertiary institutions across the country, to send in entries for the 2016 contest on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D).

The Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media Group, Nkemdilim Nweke, made the announcement in Lagos, saying that this year’s theme is on ‘Internet Governance: Creating Opportunities for All Nigerians’.

This call, she also said, would close by April 18, 2016, stressing that the essay competition is aimed at encouraging creativity and discourse on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) by Nigerian youths.

Mrs Nweke said that participating students, who must be between 18 and 30 years, are expected to send in entries alongside proof of identification from their institutions, namely a letter of introduction from Head of Department or Students Affairs and clear scan copy of student ID.

She pointed out that the competition is organised by DigitalSENSE Africa Media, the publishers of international award-winning DigitalSENSE BusinessNews, ITRealms and NaijaAgroNet; as part of the annual Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on IG4D and annual Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable.

Mrs Nweke explained that the essay which should not exceed 600 words and sent to; info@digitalsenseafrica.com.ng and copy remnekkv@gmail.com on or before April 18, 2016.

Each student, she said, is to submit an article on the aforementioned topic, adding that the winning essay to be adjudged the best by a team of expert panel of judges will be published in ITRealms Online and DigitalSENSE BusinessNews of judges will be published in ITRealms Online and DigitalSENSE BusinessNews monthly magazine with profile of the winner.

She emphasised that the essay must be an original work of the candidate for the sole purpose of this competition. While the protection of any intellectual property included in a candidate’s submission is the candidate’s responsibility.

Judges, she said, made up of ICT industry veterans will examine the submitted entries for originality, clarity, grammar and presentation.

The judges will independently award marks and choose a winner. The adjudged winner will be sponsored to forthcoming Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF).

•Photo shows Nkemdilim Nweke.

Source: News Express

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