As Zambia makes strides to promote digital financial services in communities, the Central Bank has announced its second annual School Essay Writing Contest for participants across the country.
The second annual School Essay Writing Contest would run under the theme: “How can digital financial services improve the quality of life in my community?”
According to guidelines posted on the official Bank of Zambia (BoZ) website, learners who participated in the contest would be expected to write an essay around this year’s theme on how digital financial services could improve the quality of life in communities.
“The contest is open to all students currently enrolled in grades eight to 12 within Zambia.
“The contest will run from 1st September to 30th September 2023. Submissions will be made through a designated Bank email. Any entries received after 30th September 2023 at midnight will not be admissible,” the Central Bank guided.
Among the submission rules and guidelines include: the Contest only eligible to grade eight to 12 students from within Zambia and that the essay should be the original work of the student and should not have been previously published.
“Essays must be written in English language. Each participant can only submit one essay. This is not a group project. By submitting your essay, you agree to assign to the Bank all your intellectual property rights with full title guarantee.
“You agree that the Bank may make your entry available on its website and any other media, and may use, publish, transit, copy or edit the competition. Entry at its sole discretion,” according to the guidelines.
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