NIMASA World Maritime Day Essay Competition 2021 for Young Nigerians

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) invite applications from qualified candidates for the 2020 World Maritime Day Essay Competition:

Title: Sustainable Shipping for Sustainable Planet

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is organizing an essay competition to commemorate the 2020 World Maritime Day with the theme “Sustainable Shipping for Sustainable Planet”, in line with the theme of the 2020 World Maritime Day.


February 18, 2021.


  • The essay competition is open to only Year 1 and Year 2 students of Nigerian tertiary institutions
  • Participants are required to scan bona fide proof of studentship alongside their essays. Proof should include letters of admission and identity cards of the institution
  • Essays should be maximum of 1,200 words (+ or – 10%) double spaced in MS Word and font size 12
  • Plagiarism will not be accepted
  • Essay should end with the name, telephone number and e-mail address of the participant
  • Essays that do not follow the guidelines will be disqualified


First Prize:

  • N500,000 Education grant plus a laptop and a plaque plus publication of the winning essay in NIMASA’s magazine, The VOYAGE, & the NIMASA’s website.

Second Prize:

  • N350,000 Education grant plus a laptop and plaque

Third Prize:

  • N250,000 Education grant plus a laptop and plaque

Consolation Awards:

  • 7 Consolation Awards of N100,000 Education grant each and plaque


View official Website Here for Application and further information.

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