Applications for the Africa Organization for Standardization ARSO 7th Continental Essay Competition 2020 are now open. The theme of this edition is “The role of Standardisation in resolving and addressing the socio-economic issues for the Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons and creating durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa.”

The Competition aims to have 3 categories of winners: the National, Regional and Continental. The organizers are thereby inviting students in institutions of higher learning in Africa (Colleges/ Universities approved by their local commission of higher education) to submit their essays on the theme.

TOPIC

“The role of Standardisation in resolving and addressing the socio-economic issues for the Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons and creating durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”

ELIGIBILITY

The ARSO 7th Continental Essay Competition 2020 is open to citizens of all African countries below the age of 25 years living in Africa and studying in a university/college recognized by the local commission for university education or equivalent body in their countries.

ORGANIZER

The African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)

PRIZES

There will be two levels of winners in the ARSO 7th Continental Essay Competition 2020.

At Regional level

1st position: USD $500

2nd position: USD $300

3rd position: USD $200

At Continental level

1st position (male and female): USD $1,000 each

2nd position: USD $800

3rd position: USD $500

In addition, the 1st position winner will be awarded a trip and accommodation to the next ARSO General Assembly Events in Kampala, Uganda that will take place in 2020 to be honoured.

DEADLINE

31st of March, 2020.

GUIDELINES

Length of Essays: Essays should be between 1000 and 1200 words

Presentation: Essays should be spaced and presented in Century Gothic, size 12

Language of Essays: Essay must be in English or French

Information on the Author: Authors may rise up to 50 words to describe themselves. Information should include their names, course and year of study, name, town and country in which their university is located. (NB: this will not be part of the 1000-1200 words)

Contacts of Authors: Authors should provide their postal, physical, telephone and email addresses on the first page of the essay together with the title of the essay and information on the author. Also, attach a copy of the ID card or passport and a completely filled registration form.

Application Procedure

Download the registration form in English or French

The Form shall be submitted to the respective National Standards Bodies’ (NSBs) email addresses together with the essay and the copy of Identity card or passport at date set by the NSBs

INQUIRY

For more information, download the competition concept document or visit the competition webpage.