NAIJATREKS YOUNG WRITERS’ CONTEST
In furtherance of the aims of Ntreks Tourism, we are looking to connect with primary and secondary school children- since they are the future of these tourism potentials- by organizing a travel writing competition. By this, we attempt to arouse the intellectual consciousness of young Nigerians towards the tourism potentials in their environment.
We carry out this contest at the community schools in towns which host significant tourist attractions in the country. Depending on the academic level of the students of the school, we construct interesting topics for the students to write about (for secondary school students) or illustrate with pencil and colours (primary school students). We give various prices to the winners, among which are school bags, adventure novels, books, writing materials etc. and sometimes, a trip to see a wonderful tourist attraction near their location.
Ostudiolabs UK and many individuals had provided consistent sponsorship for the previous editions of the writing contest. However, we need to keep this venture going, and therefore, we appeal to the public to support this venture so as to increase our reach.
See full reports on previous editions of the contest below:
Naijatreks Young Writers 2011:
The first edition of the contest took place on Tuesday, 13th of December, 2011 at the FUTA (Federal University of Technology, Akure) Staff Secondary School, in Ondo State and our emergent winners can be seen below:
Senior Secondary School Category
- Fatai Fatoki: 1st Winner
- Agbede Bridget: 2nd Winner
- Adekunle Titus: 3rd Winner
Junior secondary School category
– Oladiran Esther: 1st Winner
Naijatreks Young Writers 2012:
Phase-1: For the first phase of the Naijatreks Young Writers’ Contest 2012, we decided to go off the beaten paths, and explore the remote islands of the Niger Delta.
26th of January, 2012 witnessed a contest of talent and creativity among the rural children of Ekinama community, tucked away in the creeks of Niger Delta. The winner got a branded school bag and a copy of My Niger Delta Paint Book, while others got a copy of the paint book each.
See full story and photos here: Amazing! From the Creeks of Niger Delta Emerges Winner of Naijatreks Young Writers Contest 2012
Phase-2: The second phase of the Naijatreks Young Writers’ Contest 2012 was held on September 27th, 2012, which also marked the World Tourism Day. We decided to organize a visual art competition for the primary school kids of Ilelema community in Degema area of Niger Delta, Rivers State, South-South Nigeria. The community is one of the numerous rustic enclaves lining the banks of the great Sambreiro River. Fishing and farming are the major occupations of the people, and both the men and women of the community engage in the profession.
The children were very happy to engage in the contest. They were asked to draw a man or woman in a boat, catching a fish.
See full story and more photos here: World Tourism Day 2012: Children of Ilelema community battle for the the grand prize