The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, formerly the National Maritime Authority is responsible for regulations related to Nigerian shipping, maritime labor and coastal waters. The agency also undertakes inspections and provides search and rescue services
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is now accepting entries for its 2021/2022 World Maritime Day Essay Competition.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is organizing an essay competition to commemorate the 2021 World Maritime Day with the theme “Sustainable Shipping for Sustainable Planet”
The essay competition is designed to create awareness of the tremendous opportunities in the maritime sector and engender the interest of Nigerian youths to pursue careers in it.
The World Maritime Day is celebrated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and member states globally to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security, marine environment, seafarers and other specific aspects of IMO’s work.
Benefits of NIMASA Essay Competition
- 1st: N500,000 Education Grant plus a laptop & a plaque + Publication of the winning essay in NIMASA’s magazine, The VOYAGE & the NIMASA website
- 2nd: N350,000 Education Grant plus a laptop & a plaque
- 3rd: N250,000 Education Grant plus a laptop & a plaque
- 7 Consolation Awards of N100,000 Education Grant each & a plaque
Requirements & Qualification
- 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
- Essays submitted after the deadline will not be considered
- Only successful participants will be contacted
- Presentation of Prizes & Awards will be notified within two weeks after the deadline
- Prizes & Awards will be presented at a date to be announced.