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LearnHistory Africa 2023 Essay Competition

Terms and Conditions


The LearnHistory Africa 2023 essay competition is administered, promoted, and run by LearnHistory Africa (BN 2926635), a registered co-venture setup to help kids maintain a positive and meaningful connection with their identity as Nigerians and Africans, as they go about developing critical skills for the 21st century. The competition is being administered on behalf of LearnHistory Africa by Gawani Advisors Ltd, whose office is situated at Ventures Park, 5 Kwaji Close, Maitama 904101, Abuja FCT, Nigeria. The competition will run from 12noon on the 23rd of August to 11.59pm on the 31st of October 2023. Winners will be announced on the 21st of November 2023.

Essay Topic and Format Requirement

The topic of the 2022 kids’ history essay competition is ‘Exemplars of African Leadership: from ancient history to modern times’. It is open to all kids between the ages of 6 and 13 that reside in Africa or are born to African parents. Participants are to write about two of their favorite African leaders (one from ancient history; and one from modern times), describing why these leaders are special to them, how they influence the way they view the world, and what impact these leaders have on any of their personal goals. All essays must be handwritten in English Language.


All essay entries must be received on or before 11.59 pm (WAT) on October 31st, 2023, the closing date of the Competition. Late entries will not be accepted. Only entries that are duly received as at the closing date will be considered for the Competition. LearnHistory Africa will not be  responsible for the loss, delay, or any form of technology or internet malfunction which prevents an eligible applicant from submitting his/her essay. Proof of essay entry/delivery will not amount to receipt of essay by LearnHistory Africa.

Each entry is limited to one author. The maximum length of the essay is 150 words for kids aged 6-8, 250 words for kids aged 9-11 and 500 words for kids aged 12-13, excluding the essay topic/title. Entries must be hand-written in English and submitted using the Google Classroom submission module, provided upon registration. Entrants are advised to retain copies of their essays, as no entries will be returned. Entries must be submitted online to the instructions specified and will be acknowledged by a message once submitted. There will be no feedback on any entries, either during or after the competition.


The Competition is open to persons between the ages of 6 and 13 inclusive, except for children of employees of LearnHistory Africa, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, suppliers, vendors and/or service providers, and their immediate family members or persons living in the same household, and anyone professionally connected with the Competition.

Entry into the competition must be undertaken on behalf of each entrant by a parent or guardian. LearnHistory Africa may ask the winner to provide proof of age and/or parental consent. In entering the Competition on behalf of your child, parents and/or guardians confirm that their child or children are eligible to do so and are eligible to claim any prize he or she may win. LearnHistory may require parents or guardians of entrants to provide proof that their child is eligible to enter the competition. Entries not submitted in accordance with these terms and all other rules and directions given by LearnHistory Africa, or entries that are incomplete or illegible (as determined in its sole discretion) will not be eligible.


Entrants retain ownership of materials submitted to the Competition. However, by submitting any essay to the Competition, entrants hereby grant to LearnHistory Africa and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted essay together with entrant’s name, age and country of residence, in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. Where practicable, the essay will be attributed to the author(s) and the educational institution he or she attends. In addition, by submitting any essay or other content to the Competition, entrants hereby represent and warrant that the submitted materials do not and shall not infringe on any copyright or other right of any third party, and that entrant has the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to LearnHistory Africa herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances to enable such use by LearnHistory, to fulfil the prizes and to complete the administration of this Competition.

General Prize Conditions

The parents or guardians of the potential winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Prize Acceptance Form (collectively, the “Prize Claim Documents”). If the parent or guardian of the winner fails or refuses to sign and return the Prize Claim Documents within three (3) days of prize notification, the winner may be disqualified. Prizes are not transferable and not assignable.


A judging panel of at least three people will be established for each category, comprising a number of educationists as well as other persons. A subset of that panel will be responsible for shortlisting what it judges in its discretion to be the best entries, and the panel will then choose the winner from that shortlist. There is no alternative prize or cash alternative and prizes cannot be transferred to any other person.

The decision of the judging panel is final, and at its sole discretion. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into by LearnHistory Africa in relation to that decision. The winners will be notified (by email, post or phone, using contact details provided with the entry) within 7 days of the closing date. LearnHistory Africa will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winners. If any winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed his or her prize within 10 days of the announcement date, LearnHistory Africa reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant selected from the correct entries that were received before the closing date.


Acceptance of a prize constitutes the winner’s permission for LearnHistory Africa to use prize winner’s name and personal details for advertisement and/or promotional purposes worldwide and in all forms of media in perpetuity without further compensation or authorization. Participants agree that LearnHistory Africa and its affiliates, and their officers, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Sponsoring Entities”), shall not be responsible for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the Competition or from Participants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize.

Entrants also agree that the Sponsoring Entities have not made and shall not in any manner be liable for any warranty, guarantee, or representation, whether express or implied, with respect to any prize, including without limitation, the prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.

LearnHistory Africa reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Competition, to be acting in violation of these official rules, or who otherwise takes actions that do or are intended to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition. LearnHistory Africa also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry containing any obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate comments or other matter. Further, LearnHistory Africa assumes no liability, and shall not be liable, for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Competition including, without limitation, errors in the printing or display of the offer and official rules, selection, notification and announcement of winners.

Use of your information

The entrants hereby consent to the use of their personal information submitted for registration by LearnHistory Africa. Provided that such information will be used solely for the purpose of the essay competition in accordance with the law in the ways described in these terms and conditions, and for any marketing or other purposes subject to the consent of the entrants’ guardian. LearnHistory Africa may also share the details of the entrants with its service providers and agents for the purposes of providing prizes on its behalf, and any sponsors or Competition partners involved in this Competition. LearnHistory Africa will disclose the names and countries of the winners on request from a third party. Their names, city and countries will be available on the LearnHistory Africa website for a period of one year after the Competition.

If you have any questions or concerns about the use of your personal information, please contact LearnHistory by email at


LearnHistory Africa is not liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by entrants taking part or not being able to take part in this Competition, or from being unable to claim their prize. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, LearnHistory Africa may alter, amend, or foreclose the Competition. LearnHistory Africa reserves the right to change these terms at any time. The Competition is void wherever prohibited by law.


Governing Law

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria without regard to the choice of law provisions thereof.

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