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Adam Smith 2017 Essay Contest

Date Posted: 13/Jul/2017

African Liberty Organization for Development (ALOD), a not-for-profit organization, is inviting entries from suitably qualified candidates for the 2017 Adam Smith Essay Contest.

Adam Smith 2017 Essay Contest


  • The contest is being held in honour of Adam Smith, the late English economist and foremost free market advocate.


  • The essay is organised with the objective to give young people opportunity to study the position of Adam Smith on the market process and dynamics


  • Drawing from Adam Smith's propositions, explain how free market promotes equal opportunities

Essay Guideline

  • Participant must be a student in any tertiary institutions (University, Polytechnic, College of Education and Technical Schools) in Nigeria
  • The format of the text should be in Microsoft Word document and not more than 500 words.
  • No participant is allowed to lift materials directly from the works of any author and claim to be his/her own
  • Plagiarism automatically disqualifies any entry which contains works of another author
  • If any text or sentence is copied from another authors work, it must be shown in quotation marks and writer must credit the original author at the bottom of the paper
  • On the first page of the completed essay, every participant must write his/her full names department, and year of study, name and country of institution gender and age
  • Also include your e-mail address and functional mobile phone number

Top five entries will be awarded cash prizes and full scholarship to attend ALOD Summer Camp in Abuja in September:

  • 1st - N30,000 and scholarship to two-day Liberty Camp in Abuja
  • 2nd - N20,000 and scholarship to two-day Liberty Camp in Abuja
  • 3rd - N10,000 and scholarship to two-day Liberty Camp in Abuja
  • 4th to 10th - N5,000 each and scholarship to two-day Liberty Camp in Abuja
  • All qualified entries will receive a compact disc on "Ideas for a Free Society".

31st July, 2017.

How to Apply
Applicants must their entries to: [email protected]


  • Winners will be announced on August 11, 2017
  • The essay contest is supported by Network for Free Society, Language of Liberty Institute, Kids4Biz, and Institute for Economic Affairs.
  • For questions, email: [email protected]

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