Omafuru Foundation, a non-governmental and non-profit organization committed to promoting academic excellence, hard work, creativity and the awareness of environmental sustainability among young students, is organizing its Fifth Annual Essay Writing Competition to commemorate the World Environment Day, 2021.


Ecosystem Restoration: My Role in Reviving the Planet


First Prize:      N50, 000

Second Prize:  N30, 000

Third Prize:  N20, 000

5 Consolation prizes of N1, 000 each

Plus: Trophies for schools of top three contestants

Entry Guidelines:

  1. The competition is open to Junior Secondary School Students in Delta State.
  2. Essays should not exceed 1,000 words.
  3. Each essay will be assessed on the extent to which it addresses the topic, demonstrates excellent writing quality, presents and analyzes original and/or innovative ideas.
  4. Only one application per participant will be permitted. Multiple applications will lead to immediate disqualification.
  5. All entries must be the students’ original work. While we recognize that existing sources will be used for inspiration and research, Omafuru Foundation reserves the right to disqualify an entry if plagiarism is suspected.
  6. All research sources must be properly referenced
  7. There are no fees associated with submitting an essay or being considered for selection.
  8. Two (2) documents per applicant should be submitted:
    • A Cover Page (With ONLY the applicant’s name, contact number and name of school)
    • The Essay (NO personal details of the applicant should be written on this)
  9. Submissions can be made either in electronic or handwritten form.
  10. Handwritten submissions
    • Must be written on foolscap or ruled A4 sheets.
    • Submit at Omafuru Foundation’s branch office at DSC Shopping Mall, Steel Town I, Orhuwhorun.
  1. Electronic submissions must adhere strictly to these specifications:
    • Font type: Times New Romans; Font Size: 12
    • Line Spacing: 1.5; Justified formats only
    • Name your two documents in the following manner: o Essay: ESSAY-FIRSTNAME-LASTNAME   o Cover page: COVER-FIRSTNAME-LASTNAME o For example, Christabel Offideh submitting her entry would name her files:



  • Send to:
  • Subject of email: Essay Competition – Name of Student
  1. Selection of the winners will be done by a panel appointed by Omafuru Foundation.
  2. In all matters related to the essay competition, the decision of the panel and Omafuru Foundation shall be final and conclusive.
  3. Omafuru Foundation promises to run this contest fairly, ethically and with integrity.
  4. All submissions are due no later than 5:00pm for handwritten entries and 11:59pm for electronic submissions on Friday May 14, 2021.
  5. Winners will be contacted and published on the official website of Omafuru Foundation on or before June 5th
  6. By submitting an entry for this essay competition, the contestant agrees to the conditions stated above and permits Omafuru Foundation to publish his/her essay on its official website or any other medium where necessary.


For further inquiries, please


Yours Sincerely,

Michael Akusu Jr.
Director of Operations
Omafuru Foundation

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