Dawn Project Competition 2020

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Competition Framework


The Dawn Project 2020 Competition: Recycle, Renew and Rebirth.

The Dawn Project is dedicated to addressing the consequences of climate change, plastic pollution and ecosystem/biodiversity degradation through artistic expression, in order to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment which will ultimately be beneficial to the well-being of all citizens, and by extension, the world at large.


The goals of the 2022 competition are twofold. The first goal gives youth a voice about how they view the environmental issues in the world in which they live, whether from a local or global perspective. The second goal gives youth, through the creation of their work, the ability to raise awareness about the environmental issues important to them and move others to take action. 


The Dawn Project presents its 2022 Competition: Recycle, Renew and Rebirth. The competition allows contestants to create their own interpretation of theme which could be in either essay, poetry, graphics, innovation, fashion, music or poetry


  • Adult (18 & Above): N200,000, N100,000, N50,000 plus consolation prizes..
  • Students Ages 14-17: N100,000, N50,000, N20,000 plus consolation prizes.
  • Students Ages 7-13: N50,000 , N30,000, N20,000 plus consolation prizes.
  • Creative Design: N200,000, N100,000, N50,000 plus consolation prizes.
  • Fashion Design: N200,000, N100,000, N50,000 plus consolation prizes.

Writing Guidelines:

The Essay/Poetry must address this year’s theme Recycle, Renew and Rebirth. The subject matter can center on different aspects of this theme. Essay or poetry should not be more than 200 words.

Creative Design Guidelines:

Contestants are invited to artwork around the theme. The entry could be in either art, graphics or innovation

Fashion Design Guidelines:

Contestants are invited to create a fashion piece around the theme using recyclable materials.

Submission Guidelines:

To qualify:

  1. Follow @Dawnprojectnetwork on Instagram / Twitter.
  2. Visit our website www.dawnproject.org
  3. Click the submenu Submit 2022 Submission Entry on our website.
  4. Add your entry and accept Terms & Conditions to Submit your entry.
  5. Copy the Entry URL and share it on your social media handles or email with friends to come and Like your entry!


  • All entries should be submitted in either JPEG or PDF format.
  • Please be sure to clearly label your work in your caption, with your personal details: name, age, and occupation/school (include district if applicable), work and contact details (email). You must also complete the online registration form.

All entries must be the original work of the contestant submitting and previously unpublished

Who is Eligible?  


What is different about The Dawn Project Poetry & Pictures Competition? 

All the entries that made it to the final stage of the competition will be expertly reviewed and the winning piece submitted for publication in a major newspaper.


Also this opportunity is not limited to writers only, we are urging talents from all over to showcase their artistic quality and creativity


Submission Window Opens: 21st of March, 2022


Submission Window Closes: 2nd of May, 2022


Webinar and Prize Giving Day: 25th of September, 2022