Applicants must register by 31 October 2016 online at www.lex-lead.org. Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be assigned a registration number (an Identification Number) which they are to use with no other identifying information in essays submitted by 31 December 2016.
Eligible Countries: Asia: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; Kiribati; Laos; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Yemen; Americas: Haiti; Africa: Angola; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; DR Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Niger; Rwanda; São Tomé and Príncipe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan; Togo; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe. This list pertains to both citizenship and educational enrolment.
Essays must be in English, typed and single-spaced for a total of not more than five (5) pages. All work submitted must be the applicant’s own, original work with clear attribution where other sources are consulted. Essays must be submitted using the Identification Number assigned at registration and contain no information that could lead to the independent identification of the applicant. Essays must be submitted using the email address provided at registration by the candidate to contact-at-lex-lead.org by 31 December 2016. Further details are given over page.
Essays submitted by the deadline will be independently assessed by judges from a panel of experts and awards announced in February 2017. Note that award cheques are made out to the applicant’s educational institution for use toward the student’s tuition and/or books less any applicable bank conversion fees and/or taxes. The winning essays may be published.