Visa Free Africa Writing Competition Application Procedures 2019/2020
Are you a young African travelling across the continent? Have you
experienced any challenges in acquiring a visa to another African
country? All you need to do is share your experience by submitting an
entry for the Visa Free Africa Writing Competition.
thousands of African youth experience challenges as they travel across
the African continent. This often translates to lost opportunities for
work, business and leisure because of onerous visa processes.
writing competition is one of the platforms under the #VisaFreeAfrica Campaign that
is aimed at putting a face to the large number of young Africans
missing out on these opportunities. We invite you to share your story
and spread awareness on the need for a #VisaFreeAfrica.
- The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1,500.
- Runner up: $1,000.
- Second Runner Up: $500
- The contest is open to all African nationals residing in Africa between the ages of 18-35 years.
writing style should be narrative non-fiction based on a real-life
experience you had while traveling from and to an African country. The
story should start from a time when you were denied a Visa or how the
process involved in getting a visa cost you an opportunity for study or
- The article should be up to 1,000 words
- You can choose to write in English, French Portuguese or Arabic.
Method of Application
Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should submit their entries by clicking on the “Submit” button:
For more information kindly visit http://visafreeafrica.com/Home/WritingCompetition.
Deadline for submission is 11:59 pm (GMT) on 15th April 2019.