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African Liberty Essay Competition 2023

African Liberty is thrilled to announce the application call for its 2023 African Liberty essay competition. The competition is open to any African student currently enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate program at any accredited university worldwide. 

The entry application commenced on September 1, 2023, and will close on October 31, 2023.

Essay Title: “Pathways to Protecting Free Speech in Africa: Opportunities for New Approaches to an Old Problem”


  • Must be of African descent by virtue of holding the nationality of an African country
  • Must be enrolled in any degree program at any accredited university anywhere in the world or must have completed a degree program in no more than three years from the day of the application deadline.


  • Word count: 800 maximum
  • Entry should be in English language, with non-English words italicized.
  • Entry must be original.
  • Entry must be submitted as a PDF with the writer’s name and email address provided on the first page.
  • No footnotes or citation
  • Quotations should be limited
  • Essay must be in Times New Roman, 12-point font, and justified.


  • Winner: $500 cash prize
  • First runner-up: $300 cash prize
  • Second runner-up: $200 cash price
  • Third and Fourth runners-up: $100 each.
  • The top 5 entries will be published on African Liberty and Students For Liberty platforms.

How to Submit Entry

  • All entries should be submitted via this link:
  • Entry must be solution-oriented
  • Entry must be specific in arguments and recommendations
  • Solutions with unique outlooks are strongly encouraged

African Liberty was founded in 2007 as a project of the Cato Institute and IMANI Africa, thereafter the Atlas Network. It is a platform for advancing individual freedom, peace, and prosperity in Africa by promoting civil discussion and debate about social, legal, economic, and world issues affecting Africans.

Read: List of essay competition in Nigeria

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