African Liberty Essay Competition 2023 (Cash Prize of $1000) – APPLY NOW

The 2023 edition of the African Liberty Essay Competition, is inviting applications from African Students across the globe pursuing an undergraduate or graduate program at any accredited university worldwide.

African Liberty Essay Competition 2023
African Liberty Essay Competition 2023

This year, the Liberty Essay Competition invites prospective candidates (students) to write on the topic “Pathways to Protecting Free Speech in Africa: Opportunities for New Approaches to an Old Problem.”

If you’re an African undergraduate/postgraduate student with a passion for writing and Journalism, this competition is your perfect fit. Let’s shed some light on African Liberty, the organization behind this competition.

About African Liberty

The Cato Institute and IMANI Africa established African Liberty as a project in 2007 to create a platform for advancing peace, individual freedom, and prosperity in the African continent. They achieve this goal by promoting civil discussion and debate about social, legal, economic, and world issues that affect Africans.

African Liberty identifies and trains young promising African freedom advocates in professional critical writing, They also assist them in kick-starting careers in the field of journalism and public policy by engaging them to work with Africa-focused organizations and partner media outlets.

Benefits of the African Liberty Essay Competition

The African Liberty Essay Competition comes with amazing Financial rewards for the winner and runner-ups. These include:

  • Winner: Receive a $500 cash prize
  • First runner-up: Up to $300 cash prize
  • Second runner-up: A $200 cash price
  • Third and Fourth runners-up: Each receives up to $100.
  • Additionally, African Liberty and Students For Liberty platforms will publish the top 5 entries.

Eligibility Criteria for African Liberty Essay Competition 2023

To be eligible to participate in the 2023 edition of the African Liberty Essay Competition, all Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • The Applicant must be an African with the nationality of an African country
  • He or She must be currently enrolled in any degree program at any accredited university around the world or;
  • The applicant must have already completed a degree program in no more than three years from the day of the application deadline.

How to Apply for the African Liberty Essay Competition 2023?

You can complete the application process quite easily within a few minutes if you qualify. To apply, please follow these steps:

  • Visit the application page of African at
  • Please note that all entries must be in English language, with non-English words italicized And the entry must be original
  • Submit the Entry as a PDF with the writer’s name and email address provided on the first page.

  • Quotations should be limited and there should be no footnotes or citation
  • Also, the Essay should be in Times New Roman, 12-point font, and justified
  • For more details about the African Liberty Essay Competition, kindly visit the African Liberty official website at

Application Deadline

October 31, 2023.



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