Across The Horizon Annual Essay Competition.


  • At least 15 years old
  • Citizen and Resident of a West African Country


  • Opens: May 1st, 2020
  • Closes: July 1st, 2020
  • Winners Announced: August 1st
  • Prizes Awarded: October 1st, 2020.


  • 1st: 100,000 NGN
  • 2nd: 75,000 NGN
  • 3rd: 50,000 NGN
  • 4th: 25,000 NGN

How to Apply

  • Submit an articulated and well-researched response to one of the essay prompts
  • Send your response to contest@acrossthehorizon.net


  • How would you bridge the gender pay gap in your country?
  • How would you end youth under-employment and unemployment in your country?
  • If you were president of your country for a day, how would you tackle the issue of “brain-drain” among young and seasoned professionals?


  • Multiple entries
  • Plagiarized entries
  • False Identity
  • Misrepresentation

Please note that winners will be selected solely based on the responses provided on their application and not based on tribe, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, and marital status.