Makonjo Media is thrilled to announce its partnership with Better Breed Cameroon to support the 4th edition of the Sama Randy Youth Write Contest for 2018.

The Sama Randy Youth Write Contest (SRYWC) is an annual essay writing competition organized by the youth-led and youth-focused philanthropic organization, Better Breed Cameroon. Named in memory of pioneer Better Breed Cameroon member Sama Randy, this competition seeks to encourage youth engagement in national discourses.

Makonjo Media Partners with Better Breed Cameroon to Support 2018 Sama Randy Youth Write Contest

Makonjo Media is a Silicon Mountain-based marketing and growth technology firm with processes, tools, and techniques needed to automate and scale customer growth & revenues of businesses in Africa. Known for its expertise in leveraging ICTs to grow businesses, Makonjo Media offers services that range from Web Design, App Development, Digital Advertising, Corporate ICT Training, Online PR and Website Content Writing/Translation Services.

Commenting on the announcement, Otto Akama, Managing Director of Makonjo Media said, “Our partnership with Better Breed Cameroon falls in line with our mission to create and grow a truly digital Africa and we believe that actively taking part in writing competitions like this is one of the ways we can identify and promote talent that is needed to appropriately tell the story of Africa in the digital space.

“We are glad to support this edition of the contest by covering the 1st Prize. We will also be  offering the 1st Prize winner an employment opportunity as a Makonjo Media website content creator, storyteller or any relevant roles in writing.”

This year’s competition challenges participants to ponder and constructively contribute to the discourse on socio-economic and political issues of Cameroon. According to the organizers of the competition, “Essays of any style and various themes are welcome, given that they fall within the 1000 to 1500-word limit and suitably end with the statement, ‘This is what Cameroon needs now.’ ”

Prerequisites

  • Participants must be undergraduate students enrolled in any higher educational institution in Cameroon.
  • All essay entries must be written in English and submitted via email as attachments to Better Breed Cameroon’s email address: betterbreed@gmail.com.
  • 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.

Take-home goodies

Winners of this year’s contest stand to gain one of three cash prizes; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes of FCFA 100.000, 50.000, and 25.000 respectively; plus, a rare opportunity for the 1st Prize winner to work with Makonjo Media.

The deadline for submission which was previously set for the 28th of January 2018, has been extended to February 11, 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: betterbreed@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can send them a message on their Facebook Page at Better Breed Cameroon.

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