How To Register for 2020 LegitNg Big Naija Independence Contest

Filed in Contest, Opportunities by on November 5, 2020 0 Comments gives young people a unique chance to tell their own stories of the Nigerian Independence. The Big Naija Independence Contest by is aimed at spotting young talented students passionate about journalism. It is a great opportunity for you to get your story heard!

Students can participate in the Big Naija Independence contest by writing the essay on one of three categories:

  • Your personal contribution: A true story on how you personally help your country to grow. It can be on your education, achievements or any other deeds that, in your opinion, help to improve the lives of Nigerian citizens, the atmosphere in your community or country in general. Please, show how your report improves the wider situation, not just your own experiences.
  • Lessons learned since 1960: An article on an event that had a major impact in the social, economic, cultural or any other important spheres in Nigerian society. You can consider both positive and negative aspects of it, but make sure it is related to present times. Try using a retrospective approach for showing how it can help in perspective.
  • Role of Women: As the role of women has been underestimated for quite long, it is time to uncover how women helped to build independence in Nigeria during these 60 years. Give an example of women’s achievements and their unique influence on Big Naija Independence.


  • 3 winners get a prize of
    • ₦115,000
    • ₦75,000
    • ₦38,000
  • Winners will have a chance to visit office.
  • The most original and interesting essays will be published at


  • Open to young Nigerians;
  • The essay must be 400-1000 words in length, contain a main heading and several subheadings;
  • Each individual can submit maximum of one essay;
  • All essays must be submitted in .doc or .docx format, other formats will not be accepted;
  • Only original, unique and written from scratch essays will be considered.
  • Publishing an essay on your University’s website with a link to might be considered as a plus in case applicants have the same scores.

How To Apply

Use the online entry form and submit your essay on or before November 21, 2020.

Click Here To Apply

For more information, visit: Big Naija Independence Contest

Application Deadline: November 21, 2020

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