The National Essay Writing Championship, dubbed Sawa Essay is now open for application after it launch last week.
This intuitive by Pwani oils and Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA), started on 8th November and will end on 22nd November this year.
This will be second edition of the competition which made it debut in 2021 .This year’s essay theme/title is Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Color the World to Reflect You.
The essay length should between 200-300 words and must have the competitor’s your name, school name and the county name.
All schools in 47 counties within the Republic of Kenya are eligible. To qualify, a pupil must be in grade 6 and 7.
To participate an interested pupil should submit their essay with their name, the name of their school and county, to their English teacher before the deadline.
The best 2 essays in each school, one from grade 6 and one from grade 7, shall be selected by the English Teacher.
From this, the best essays in each sub-county will be selected. The best 5 essays from each county will be selected and forward them to Pwani Oils.
The 5 best essays nationally will be awarded a 3 day fully paid trip to Mombasa with a prize-giving ceremony and a visit to the Pwani Oil factory.
The winning essay from each county will be rewarded with gift hampers from Sawa, Choco Primo, Kartasi, and Umoja Rubber.
All winners will be contacted by KEPSHA through their school head teacher. Public announcement of winners will be done through a newspaper advert.
Last year the competition attracted at least 23,000 schools all over the country.
In the 2021 contest, out of the 47 winners at the county level, 24 were girls and 23 were boys, a clear indication that our learners are competing at equal levels.
This year, Choco Primo, Kartasi, and Umoja Rubber bearing special interests in the Kenyan Child will also join Pwani Oil and KEPSHA among the sponsors of the competition.
The competition’s primary aim is to offer a platform for the pupils to bring out the best side of life creatively, partly inspired by the challenges they face due to disruption of learning by the Covid-19 pandemic.