WIPO National IP Essay Competition 2023 for Nigerian Students – Apply Now

The call for entries has been announced for the WIPO National IP Essay Competition 2023. All interested Nigerian students from tertiary Institutions are encouraged to apply for this competition in alignment with the regulations of the competition which is the provision of a valid student ID card or evidence of enrollment.

WIPO National IP Essay Competition

About the WIPO National IP Essay Competition

Intellectual property Day is often celebrated annually on the 26th of April, with the aim of recognizing the importance of IP rights in promoting creativity and innovation.

In the spirit of this year’s celebration, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Nigeria, Is offering a National IP Essay Competition for students to showcase their thoughts and ideas.

The theme of the 2023 World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, is (Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity), which demonstrates the role of women in creativity and innovation as well as the challenges they encounter.

This competition is a perfect opportunity for students to engage in research and advance their knowledge of the intellectual property.

In addition, participants will get to explore policy ideas along the lines of the 2023 theme with aims at promoting the participation of women in Nigeria’s innovation and creativity fields.

Summary of the WIPO National IP Essay Competition 2023

  • Type: Undergraduate
  • Sponsor: World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Focus Area: Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Eligible Institution: Nigerian-recognized Universities
  • Gender: Men and Women
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Benefits of WIPO National IP Essay Competition 2023

The WIPO National IP Essay Competition offers the following benefits to the winners:

  • Winners will have a Scholarship spot on WIPO’s Advanced International Certificate Course on IP Management and
  • Join the WIPO Summer School in South Africa and Nigeria,
  • Winners will be given WIPO Certificates of Achievement and
  • A scholarships opportunity to undertake any of the WIPO Distance Learning courses and
  • A scholarship opportunity on the Africa Regional edition of the Young Innovation Leaders Fellowship.
  • Also, the top three essays of the competition will be submitted to WIPO for possible publication in the WIPO Magazine.

Application Process for WIPO National IP Essay Competition 2023?

  • Entries for the WIPO Competition should be submitted via the email address below
  • The essay must be written in English with a maximum of 1,500 words (excluding bibliography and references), should be in font 12 Arial (Black), double-spaced, and pages numbered.
  • The Entries should be in Word and .pdf format, without pictures or other graphical illustrations.
  • Please note that Entries must not be AI-generated content and should not display the author’s identity or affiliation.
  • Kindly Submit all entries to: office@wipo.int
  • Official WIPO website: https://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/offices/nigeria/news/2023/news_0001.html

About World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is an agency of the United Nations, established in 1967 with the aim of promoting and protecting intellectual property (IP) across the world.

This is achieved by cooperating with countries as well as international organizations. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), commenced operations in April 1970 after the convention came into force.

Eligibility Criteria for WIPO National IP Essay Competition 2023:

The WIPO competition is open to:

  • Nigerian students currently enrolled an undergraduate and postgraduate programs from recognized tertiary institutions in Nigeria,
  • These institutions include universities, colleges of education, polytechnics, and professional or vocational institutions.

Application Deadline

March 31, 2023.

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