Call For Entries: 2019 Sama Randy Youth Write Contest


DEADLINE: 31 January, 2019

Better Breed Cameroon is pleased to announce the relaunching of the annual Sama Randy Youth Write Contest. This annual essay competition named in memory of pioneer Better Breed member Sama Randy challenges undergraduate students of all higher institutions in Cameroon to ponder and write on socio-economic and political issues trending in the country and worldwide in a bid to encourage critical consciousness in young people.

This edition of the contest asks:

Anywhere But Here?

How Do You Assess the Desperation of Cameroonians to Leave the Country?

Respondents are thus invited to forward informed opinions on the popular Cameroonian desire to migrate to more developed countries. Is the desperation warranted? Is migration the answer? Is clandestine migration worth it? And what are the consequences to it all?


  • Be an undergraduate student in any higher institution in Cameroon
  • As always, the competition requires essay responses to be a minimum of 1000 words (roughly two pages) and a maximum of 1500 words in English. All submissions should be made by emailed attachments to the organization’s new email address: [email protected]
  • The subject of the email should read: ‘Sama Randy Youth Write Contest Submission 2019’ and the email body needs to outline the name, contact number, age, degree program and higher institution to which the respondent belongs.

Better Breed Cameroon is once again offering three cash awards of 100.000, 75.000 and 50.000 francs (XAF) to the first, second and third prize winners respectively. All submissions will be graded based on content and presentation of arguments, spelling, grammar, and compliance with rules of submission.

This call for entries closes on the 31st of January 2018. Winners will be contacted within three weeks from the deadline and awarded soon after. For more information regarding the essay contest, please contact Better Breed Cameroon using their email address: [email protected] or send them a message on their Facebook page Better Breed Cameroon.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of 2019 Sama Randy Youth Write Contest