In a bid to encourage critical consciousness and active citizenship in young people, Better Breed Cameroon – a youth-led, youth-focused philanthropic initiative, officially announces the call for submissions for the 4th edition of the Sama Randy Youth Write Contest.

This annual essay competition is named in memory of pioneer Better Breed Cameroon member, Sama Randy. It challenges undergraduate students of all higher institutions in Cameroon to ponder and constructively contribute to the discourse on socio-economic and political issues concerning the country.

As a plus, this year’s edition is neither limited to a question nor specific theme. Essays of any style and various themes are welcome given that they fall within 1000 to 1500 words and suitably end with the statement, “This is what Cameroon needs now.”

Better Breed Cameroon Launches 2018 Sama Youth Write Contest

Better Breed, therefore, implores interested candidates to think broadly and write freely on what they feel Cameroon as a nation is in dire need of. Participants must be undergraduate students enrolled in any Cameroonian higher education institution.

All essay entries must be written in English and submitted via email as attachments to Better Breed Cameroon’s email address: The subject of the email should read: Sama Randy Youth Write Contest Submission 2018. Meanwhile, the email body should provide the candidate’s names, contact number, age, degree/diploma program and higher institution to which they belong.

What’s in for me?

This year’s competitors stand to win one of three prizes; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize of FCFA 100.000, 50.000, and 25.000 respectively. Grading will be based on intellectual uniqueness of content and presentation of arguments, spelling, grammar, and compliance with rules of submission.

The deadline for submission has been set for the 28th of January 2018. Meanwhile, winners will be contacted three weeks later and awarded soon after. For more information on the essay contest, please contact Better Breed Cameroon using their email address: Alternatively, you can send them a message on their Facebook Page at Better Breed Cameroon.


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