South Sudan Independence Young Writers Award 2021

In celebration of the independence of South Sudan, Eve Organization for women’s development under its Incubator (Young Women Leaders Program) launches the Independence – Young Writers Award to encourage and recognize excellence in writing fact or fiction with a focus on 

  • Stories about South Sudan’s past or envisioned future – fact or fiction
  • Personal stories

The purpose of the initiative is to promote the culture of reading and writing among South Sudanese Youth and to develop strong communication capabilities which is crucial in any career path that they may wish to pursue.


  • The contest is open to all South Sudanese and must submit a copy of national identity card
  • Age bracket 18-25 years at the time of entry.

Contest Period

The Contest begins on May 26th, 2021 and ends on June 15th, 2021 -11:59 p.m South Sudan Local Time. Entries that are submitted after the Contest Period will be disqualified. 

Submissions will be accepted through email and in a PDF format only to

Award Winnings

Eve organization will constitute a panel of experts to select potential winners through an adjudicated process. Selection criteria includes:

  • Originality (Plagiarism test will be conducted) 
  • Fluency in language of submission
  • Creativity
  • Cultural Content
  • Does not exceed maximum length of 1500 words
  • Limit one (1) entry per person for the Contest Period
  • Team entries are considered as one entry and will be considered as a singular contestant for Award distribution purposes.

Language of Entries: English and Arabic

Award Winners Notification

Eve Organization will notify the potential winners via telephone or email by June 30th 2021. All award winners will be required to 

  • Undergo a short interview to proof the originality of their entries
  • Complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice in order to claim his/her award. 


  • Grand Award: $300, and an opportunity of paid internship with Eve Organization for a period of 3months 
  • 2nd Place: $200.00, Eve branded T-shirt  and Notebook
  • 3rd Place: $150, Eve branded T-shirt  and Notebook
  • 4th – 10th Place: Eve branded T-shirt, Tote Bag and Notebook and a Special Lunch with Eve Organization’s Executive Director and Key National Leaders.

General Conditions

Eve Organization reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process in a disruptive manner.

By participating in this contest, entrants authorize Eve Organization to use and reproduce submitted stories and photographs. Award winners may be posted to the Eve’s social media sites and used for education and promotional purposes only.

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Eve Organization or any representatives associated with the Contest from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the award. Eve Organization is also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information utilized in the Contest. 

Winner List

The Names of the Winners will be posted on our website and social media  sites 

For queries please contact: Ms. Yobu Annet through   

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