Teen Mental Health Essay Competition

TOPIC:  FINDING HAPPINESS DURING A PANDEMIC:  MY COVID-19 STORY

1. WHO CAN ENTER:

  • All schools in Nairobi are eligible for the competition
  • Junior category (form 1 and 2) and Senior category (form 3 and 4)

2. TOP TEN STUDENTS IN EACH CATEGORY WILL BE REWARDED AS FOLLOWS:

  • Overall winner – Textbook Centre voucher worth KES 10,000
  • First runners-up – Textbook centre voucher worth KES 8,000
  • 2nd runners-up – Textbook centre voucher worth KES 5,000
  • Other students within the top ten – Textbook centre voucher worth KES 2,000
  • The school with the highest number of entries will be awarded an LCD projector

3. HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY:

  • Soft copy essays should be sent via email to teenmental@basicneedskenya.org before 17th July 2020.
  • Write your FULL NAMES, the level of study (i.e. form 1, 2, 3 or 4) and the name of your school on your essay document.
    Essays with incomplete identification may be disqualified.

4. MARKS WILL BE AWARDED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:

  • Originality and creativity; essays found to have been copy pasted from online sources will be DISQUALIFIED.
  • A demonstration of an understanding of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Ability to link Covid-19 and mental health.
  • An understanding of ways of coping with the psychological effects of Covid-19.
  • The essay should have approximately 400 words.

5. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • The decision by the CitiesRISE essay management team concerning winners and the awarded prizes will be final.
  • By entering the competition, you are also giving CitiesRISE permission to publish your essay should it deem it fit to use the information therein for the benefit of others.