APPLY NOW -Submission of Entries for AU Continental Essay Competition 2021 is Ongoing

The African Union AU is calling for entries for its annual Continental Essay Competition. The theme of this years essay Competition is “Leadership for the Africa We Want”

An opportunity for African Youth to share their thoughts, ideas, and experiences on the “Leadership for the Africa We Want”, and have their winning entries contribute to the Pan-African Young Leaders Training Manual.


  • The essay is submitted by an African youth of the age 18-35 years and who is a citizen of any of the 55 member states of the African Union.
  • African youth residing either in Africa or in the diaspora
  • Young women are highly encouraged to participate in the competition

The essay is submitted in PDF to the email address: [email protected]

  • Submit a copy of your national ID or passport
  • The essay should be submitted in one of the official African Union Languages


  • Continental call for essay starts 19th March 2021
  • Close of Entries 19th April 2021


Participation is voluntary. Winners will be awarded a certificate of recognition, featured on the Pan-African Young Leaders Program web-page and their ideas included in the Pan African Young Leaders Training Manual.

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