PIN@15 Essay/Debate Competition 2022.

Deadline: June 30th, 2022.

Apply now for the PIN@15 Essay/Debate Competition 2022. This year, Paradigm Initiative is celebrating its 15 anniversary in a dual event that will bring together Partners, Friends of PIN, Alumni, Volunteers, PIN Team members, and inclusion stakeholders.

These events are PIN@15 in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 23rd, 2022, to commemorate PIN’s milestone, and The PIN Festival (PINFest) in Harare, Zimbabwe, on October 10th – 14th, 2022.As part of activities to commemorate this day, Paradigm Initiative is organising an Essay/Debate Competition for young and outstanding African youth between 18-20 years with passion and drive for digital rights.

Details on the competition.

Essay Topic: Are Social and cultural norms in Africa impeding the realization of digital rights and inclusion? 

1st Round:

– Argumentative Essay: Share an essay of not more than 1500 words on the topic: Are the Social and cultural norms in Africa impeding the realization of digital rights and inclusion ?.

– In the essay, take a stand for either FOR or AGAINST.

2nd Round:

– A total of 8 candidates will be selected and divided into two groups of 4 each ( FOR and AGAINST ) to prepare for the virtual debate via zoom on Thursday, July 20th, 2022.

– Debate winners will be announced during PIN Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022.

– 4 outstanding candidates will be selected, two from each team, to compete at the grand finale.


  • Participants must be aged 18 to 25 years old.
  • Only Africans who are currently residing in Africa are eligible to compete.
  • The essay should not exceed 1500 words in length.


  • Finalists in the discussion will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Zimbabwe.
  • A laptop set at the PIN Festival slated on October 10th – 14th.

For more details and instructions, Click here to Apply for the PIN @15 Essay/Debate Competition 2022..

Discover more from

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading

× Inquire Now