Ships & Ports unveils theme of 2014 essay competition

Ships & Ports Communication, a maritime media firm, has called for entries into the 8th edition of the Annual Ships & Ports National Essay Competition.
This year, participants are expected to write on the theme: “How Should Government and Stakeholders Address the Apapa Traffic Gridlock?”
Coordinator of the annual competition, Ms Eucharia Okoli, said it is open to every member of the public irrespective of age, sex, vocation or residence.
"All entries must be typed and double spaced. Entries must not be more than five typed pages and multiple entries by an individual will be disqualified,” she said.  
She added that "In its eighth year, the annual National Essay Competition aims to encourage everyday people spare some thoughts for the shipping sector and make intellectual contribution to the sector’s growth and development. 
"It also aims to enable Nigerians appreciate the potentials of the nation's maritime sector and ruminate over its significance and importance to their means of livelihood and wellbeing.”   
She said entries for this year’s competition opened on Monday October 27, and would close on Friday November 28, 2014, while prizes would be presented to winners on Friday December 16, 2014, in Apapa, Lagos.
“A total cash prize of N250, 000 cash will be given out to winners as we have consistently done over the past eight years. The best essay writer will smile home with N100, 000 while the rest will go to other winners as will be announced during the prize presentation ceremony,” she said.