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Call for Application: SystemSpecs 2023 Children’s Day Essay Competition

Applications are now open for the SystemSpecs 2023 Children’s Day Essay Competition. Here’s how to apply:

Are you ready?

The 2023 SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition (CDEC) is here again and promises to be great! This competition is not your usual essay contest – it is a chance for all primary and secondary school students in Nigeria between ages 9-16 to showcase their innovative ideas for solving national problems using technology.

This year’s topic is “Making Nigerian Children Better Citizens Through the Use of Technology”. Participants are to explore this theme to come up with mind-blowing ideas.

Who can participate?
Primary and secondary children schooling in Nigeria ages 9 years and not older than 16 years by March 15, 2023.
The Junior category (ages 9 to 12) submits a maximum of 1,000 words, while the Senior category (ages 13 to 16) submits a maximum of 1,500 words.

Watch out for the submission portal; it opens on March 15, 2023 and closes on April 14, 2023.

These are the rules: 

  • Your essay must be in English.
  • You are only allowed to submit one entry per participant.
  • Your submission must be your original thoughts; plagiarism will not be tolerated!
  • An accredited school official or parent or legal guardian must endorse your entry.

Don’t worry, we have got your questions covered in our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and TIPS for successful participation.

What’s more?

Winners will be announced on May 29, 2023, and the award ceremony will take place on June 9, 2023. So, buckle up and get ready to show us what you’ve got!


2023 Edition – Participation Details


Topic: Making Nigerian Children Better Citizens Through the Use of Technology. 

  • Junior (age 9-12) – maximum 1,000 words
  • Senior (age 13-16) – maximum 1,500 words

Entry Guidelines

  • Language: English
  • Number of entries per participant: One (more than one entry submission per participant invalidates your entry and automatically disqualifies you)
  • Originality of Thoughts: Entry submission must be the participant’s original thoughts. No plagiarism.
  • Submission Portal Opens: 10:00 am, March 15, 2023
  • Submission Portal Closes: 6:00 pm, April 14, 2023
  • Entry Endorsement: Entry must be endorsed by an accredited school official or Parent or Legal Guardian.
  • Eligibility: Children in Nigeria that are 9 years and not older than 16 years by March 15, 2023
  • Winners Announcement: Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Award Ceremony: Friday, June 9, 2023

For more information, do not hesitate to get in touch with us by email at [email protected]

Submit Your Essay Here. 


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