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#Blog4Dev: How Would You Boost #Opportunities4Youth in Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda?
#Blog4Dev: How Would You Boost #Opportunities4Youth in Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda?
December 11, 2015-January 31, 2016Online

If you are a Kenyan, Rwandan or Ugandan citizen between the ages of 18-28 years old and currently living in your home country, it’s your turn to have your say.

The World Bank wants to hear your ideas for how to boost opportunities for youth in your home country. Enter the #Blog4Dev contest, and you could win a trip to Washington, D.C. in April 2016!

How would you increase opportunities for young people in Kenya? Rwanda? Uganda?

Tell us how you would create a brighter future for youth in your home country in no more than 500 words, submit your entry to the #Blog4Dev contest, and you could win a trip to the World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. in April 2016!

To enter the competition, submit your original blog entry of not more than 500 words by January 31, 2016 here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QQDBFG2

Questions? Contact us via Blog4Dev@worldbank.org

To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev contest in Kenya, you must:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be currently living in Kenya
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 28

To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev contest in Rwanda, you must:

  • Be a Rwandan citizen
  • Be currently living in Rwanda
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 28

To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev contest in Uganda, you must:

  • Be a Ugandan citizen
  • Be currently living in Uganda
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 28

Submissions from each country will be reviewed by a panel of judges made up of World Bank staff in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda to determine the winning entries.

The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Clarity and practical messages
  1. An all-expense paid trip to Washington DC to attend the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings in April 2016.
  2. The top five entries from each country will be published on the WBG’s Nasikiliza blog page, and also promoted on World Bank social media channels between April – May 2016. These will be credited to the respective bloggers.

Eligibility

  1. Be a Kenyan, Rwandese or Ugandan aged 18-28 years
  2. Must be residing in your home country
  3. Current World Bank Group staff members, their family members and consultants are not eligible

Terms and Conditions

  1. Submissions must be original and well-written
  2. Submission deadline is Jan 31, 2016. Late submissions will be disqualified automatically
  3. The blog post length should be at most 500 words. Longer entries will be disqualified.
  4. Entries will be accepted only in English.
  5. Only one submission per entrant will be allowed
  6. The World Bank Group reserves the right to research and verify the eligibility of any entrants, and the decision of the World Bank Group shall be final
  7. By entering the contest, participants agree to release the World Bank Group from any claims based on the contest, and grant the World Bank Group all rights to their entry, including consent to publish their entered blog post on its website and social media channels.
  8. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the competition. Bloggers agree to comply with and be bound by the decisions of the World Bank Group, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this competition.
  9. By entering the contest, participants agree that they release the World Bank Group from any claims based on the contest, and grant the World Bank Group all rights to their entry, including, for example, granting permission to publish their entered blog post on its website and social media.
  10. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the competition. Bloggers agree to comply with and be bound by the decisions of the World Bank Group, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this competition. 

How to enter

  1. Submit your entry here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QQDBFG2
  2. Blog entries must be received by Jan 31, 2016.

Selection

A panel of expert judges from inside and outside the World Bank Group will review all the entries, select the top ten in each country, conduct interviews and there after select the winners.

Prizes

  1. An all-expense paid trip to Washington DC to attend the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings in April 2016.
  2. The top five entries from each country will be published on the WBG’s Nasikiliza blog page, and also promoted on World Bank social media channels between April – May 2016. These will be credited to the respective bloggers.

Questions? 

Contact us: Blog4Dev@worldbank.org

details
  • Dead Line: January 31, 2016
  • Terms and Conditions: Terms and Conditions for 2016 Blog4Dev Contest
  • Eligibility for the contest in Kenya: 
    + Be a Kenyan citizen
    + Be currently living in Kenya
    + Be between the ages of 18 and 28
  • Eligibility for the contest in Rwanda: 
    + Be a Rwandan citizen
    + Be currently living in Rwandan
    + Be between the ages of 18 and 28
  • Eligibility for the contest in Uganda: 
    + Be a Ugandan citizen
    + Be currently living in Uganda
    + Be between the ages of 18 and 28
  • Contact Us: Blog4Dev@worldbank.org


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