Nigerian teenager emerges 2nd best in 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition

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Nigerian teenager emerges 2nd best in 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition

A 17-year-old Nigerian student has won second place in the 2019 Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competiton.




The winning story of the teenager, Nnemdi Ozoemena, titled Hello, tells the tale of two young people who feel underappreciated for who they are.

Ozoemena's postmodernist story weaves a tale that is cultural with a touch of issues around tech and environment

Nnemdi Ozoemena, a 17-year-old Nigerian student, has won the second place in the 2019 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.
The Cable reports that Blackson Bayewumi, the country director of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in Nigerian made this known in a press statement on Wednesday, September 11.

The Nigerian won second place in the senior category of the contest as Catherine Wa*ng, from Singapore, emerged the first winner.

It should be noted that the senior category of the essay contest is for students between the ages of 14 and 18 years.

The Nigerian student winning story titled Hello, is a postmodernist story which tells the tale of two young people who feel underappreciated for who they are.
What makes the story especially different is that it was told from the perspective of direct messages on twitter.
The final panel judge who scored the piece described it as “a shop window of how youth are speaking to each other today”
The judge said that the story explores important issues that people can really relate with and “feel something”.

Bayewunmi said the Nigerian teenager’s story was picked from more than 11,000 entries across five regions of the commonwealth nations.

He said that the 2019 competition titled “Connected Commonwealth” called for submissions that would reflect the writers' ability to mix cultural, technological, and environmental themes in a single piece in a way that shows positive change across the commonwealth.

Source: Legit News

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