Saturday, 24th October 2020 was hued bright for three (3) Finalists of the 2020 Emmanuel Inyang Essay Competition as their Cash Prizes were presented during the 2020 Akwa Ibom Entrepreneurship Conference which was held at Watbridge Hotel, IBB Way, Uyo.
Recall that in May, 2020, Emmanuel Inyang Foundation announced her Maiden Essay Competition where articles were received from participants on the topic “Inclusive Growth: The Entrepreneurial for scaling up Businesses in Akwa Ibom State“. Numerous Articles were submitted by Akwa Ibomites within the age range of 16 to 30 years. An independent panel made up of renown academic scholars was setup to screen and select the best articles, followed by physical presentation, where candidates were invited to pitch their ideas in the presence of independent Judges.
The initial prizes were N30,000, N20,000 and N10,000 for first, second and third place winners respectively. However, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, the benefactor, Engr. Emmanuel Inyang announced that the prizes have been reviewed up due to the adverse effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic that ravaged our economy.
The new prizes were fixed at N100,000, N70,000 and N50,000 for first, second and third place winners respectively.
Below are the candidates who emerged the winners and were awarded their cash prizes on Saturday (0ctober 24, 2020) during the Akwa Ibom Entrepreneurship Conference:
EIF congratulates all winners as they intentionally bring their ideas to fruition.