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Chief of Army Staf Liberty Essay Competition 2024 Registration Application Form Portal

Chief of Army Staf Liberty Essay Competition 2024/2025 Registration Application Form is out for Nigerian students across the country. You will learn how to apply at the official COAS Literary Competitions portal https://dcma.army.mil.ng below.

Chief of Army Staf Liberty Essay Competition Application Form

The 2024 Chief of Army Staf Liberty Essay Competition is open for interested applicants between the ages of 5 to 11 years in primary schools, 12 to 17 years in secondary schools and 18 to 24 years in tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the following Categories;

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  1. COAS Essay Competition
  2. COAS Art Competition
  3. COAS Poetry Competition

The COAS Literary Competitions application commenced from Wednesday, 1st November 2023, and will close on Wednesday, 31st January 2024 across the Federation to participate in the essay writing, poetry and artwork competition.

Essay Theme: Nigerian Army: The Pride of the Nation.

Requirements

The specific entries requirements which applicants MUST strictly adhere to for each competition are as follows:

COAS Essay Competition

(1) Topics to be coined from the theme (Nigerian Army: The Pride of the Nation).
(2) Length of the essay for primary and secondary schools should not exceed 2000 words while those for tertiary institutions should be between 3000 – 5000 words.
(3) Essay should be the original thoughts of the writers.
(4) Completed essays should be uploaded here

COAS Art Competition

(1) Art works must have bearing with the theme (Nigerian Army: The Pride of the Nation).
(2) All Art works are welcomed, sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramic, photography etc.
(3) A short description note and photoshots should be submitted with all works here
(4) Submitted works must be the original works of the artist and should not have been published.
(5) Shortlisted entries should be delivered to designated locations on a date that will be communicated to the artist.

COAS Poetry Competition

(1) Should be original.
(2) Poems can belong to any genre but must be related to the theme of the competition.
(3) Poems to contain a maximum of 200 lines and submitted here.
(4) All entries must be in English Language.
(5) Entries should be original

Prizes

The winners of the COAS Literary Competitions 2024, will be issued with appropriate certificates and cash prizes as follows:

COAS Essay Competition.

Ages 5 – 11 Years.

(1) 1st Position – N250,000.00
(2) 2nd Position – N100,000.00
(3) 3rd Position – N50,000.00

Ages 12 – 17 Years.

(1) 1st Position – N600,000.00
(2) 2nd Position – N250,000.00
(3) 3rd Position – N100,000.00

Ages 18 – 24 Years.

(1) 1st Position – N1,000,000.00
(2) 2nd Position – N500,000.00
(3) 3rd Position – N200,000.00

COAS Art Competition

Ages 5 – 11 Years.

(1) 1st Position – N250,000.00
(2) 2nd Position – N100,000.00
(3) 3rd Position – N50,000.00

Ages 12 – 17 Years.

(1) 1st Position – N600,000.00
(2) 2nd Position – N250,000.00
(3) 3rd Position – N100,000.00

Ages 18 – 24 Years.

(1) 1st Position – N1,000,000.00
(2) 2nd Position – N500,000.00
(3) 3rd Position – N200,000.00

COAS Poetry Competition

Ages 5 – 11 Years.

(1) 1st Position – N250,000.00
(2) 2nd Position – N100,000.00
(3) 3rd Position – N50,000.00

Ages 12 – 17 Years.

(1) 1st Position – N600,000.00
(2) 2nd Position – N250,000.00
(3) 3rd Position – N100,000.00

Ages 18 – 24 Years.

(1) 1st Position – N1,000,000.00
(2) 2nd Position – N500,000.00
(3) 3rd Position – N200,000.00

How to Submit Entry for Chief of Army Staf Liberty Essay Competition

  1. Application forms for primary and secondary schools must be completed online, printed, duly endorsed and stamped by the Head of Schools, scanned and uploaded here
  2. Applicants for tertiary institutions are to complete their online registration here.

Guidelines

All entries for the COAS Literary Competitions 2024 will be guided by the following guidelines:

  • There would be 2 levels of assessment. An initial assessment to shortlist successful candidates while the second would be virtual interaction with a team of assessors before final selection of winners.
  • At any stage of the screening processes, entry that is discovered not to be original will be disqualified from the Competitions.
  • For this maiden edition of the competitions, applicants within ages 5 – 11 years and 12 – 17 years in all the categories of the Competitions are exclusively open ONLY to all applicants from Command Children’s Schools, Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association Schools, Army Children School, Army Day Secondary School, Command Secondary Schools (boarding and day) and Nigerian Military School while ages 18 – 24 of the Competitions is open to applicants in all the Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.
  • All entries may be published in NA Journals/Periodicals.

Please Note:

All entries for the Competitions should be uploaded via the website: www.dcma.army.mil.ng on or before 31st January 2024.

Any entry uploaded after the deadline will not be considered.

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All entries for the competitions MUST be original without any traces of plagiarism.

Winners will be communicated through their emails, schools, and published on the webpage.

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