The Sama Randy Youth Write Contest (SRYWC) is a Better Breed program aimed to encourage critical consciousness and and youth advocacy through writing. This is done by enticing participants to take part in social change discourse. The program is launched annually on the 1st of December and is open to undergraduate students nationwide.
The theme for the 2021 edition of the SRYWC was “Dear Cameroon, We Need to Talk!” This seventh edition challenged participants to think critically and position themselves as contributors, facilitators or conveners of a national conversation. Sixty-four young Cameroonians from seven regions answered our call for entries.
SRYWC First Prize Winner: Dioline Fiyangum Suh
SRYWC Second Prize Winner: Ncahnji Faithful Ngirnyu
Essay Title: Dear Cameroon, we need to talk…
SRYWC Third Prize Winner: Mafany Tande Myles
Fourth place: NKESA ANKIAMBOM NKESA
Essay Title: THE 2021 SAMA RANDY YOUTH WRITE CONTEST SUBMISSION
Fifth Place: Bena Nnang Joseph Yvan
Essay Title: A SON OF THE SOIL