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Press Release: Sama Randy Youth Write Contest 2018

December 4, 2017

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Better Breed Cameroon, a youth-led, youth-focused philanthropic initiative officially announces the call for submissions for the 4th edition of the Sama Randy Youth Write Contest.

This annual essay competition is named in memory of pioneer Better Breed Cameroon member Sama Randy. It challenges undergraduate students of all higher institutions in Cameroon to ponder and constructively contribute to discourse on socio-economic and political issues concerning the country in a bid to encourage critical consciousness and active citizenship in young people.

This year’s edition is neither limited to a question nor specific theme. Essays of any style and various themes are welcome given that they fall within the limit of 1000 to 1500 words and suitably end with the statement “This is what Cameroon needs now”.


Participants are thus called upon to think broadly and write freely on what they feel Cameroon as a nation is in dire need of. As always, participants are to be Cameroonian undergraduate students enrolled in any higher education institution nationwide. All essay entries are to be written in English and submitted via email as attachments to Better Breed Cameroon’s email address: The subject of the email should read: ‘Sama Randy Youth Write Contest Submission 2018’ and the email body ought to provide the candidates’ names, contact number, age, degree/diploma program and higher institution to which they belong.

This year’s competitors stand to win one of three prizes; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize of: 75.000, 50.000, and 25.000 francs respectively.  The submissions will be graded based on intellectual uniqueness of content and presentation of arguments, spelling, grammar and compliance with rules of submission.

The deadline for submission has been set for the 28th of January 2018. Winners will be contacted three weeks later and awarded soon after. For more information on the essay contest, please contact Better Breed Cameroon using their email address: or send them a message on their Facebook page Better Breed Cameroon.