Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) World Maritime Day Essay Competition 2020 / 2021

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is the apex regulatory and promotional maritime agency. The Agency was established primarily for the administration of Maritime Safety Seafarers Standards and Security, Maritime Labour, Shipping Regulation, Promotion of Commercial Shipping and Cobatage activities, Pollution Prevention and Control in the marine environment. The Agency also implements domesticated International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions.

We invite applications from qualified candidates for the 2020 World Maritime Day Essay Competition:

Title: Sustainable Shipping for Sustainable Planet


  • The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is organizing an essay competition to commemorate the 2020 World Maritime Day with the theme “Sustainable Shipping for Sustainable Planet”.
  • The essay competition is designed to create awareness of the tremendous opportunities in the maritime sector and engender the interest of Nigerian youths to pursue careers in it.
  • The World Maritime Day is celebrated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and member states globally to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security, marine environment, seafarers and other specific aspects of IMO’s work.
  • Topic: “Sustainable Shipping for Sustainable Planet”, in line with the theme of the 2020 World Maritime Day


  • The essay competition is open to only Year 1 and Year 2 students of Nigerian tertiary institutions
  • Participants are required to scan bona fide proof of studentship alongside their essays. Proof should include letters of admission and identity cards of the institution
  • Essays should be maximum of 1,200 words (+ or – 10%) double spaced in MS Word and font size 12
  • Plagiarism will not be accepted
  • Essay should end with the name, telephone number and e-mail address of the participant
  • Essays that do not follow the guidelines will be disqualified

Prizes & Awards
First Prize:

  • N500,000 Education grant plus a laptop and a plaque plus publication of the winning essay in NIMASA’s magazine, The VOYAGE, & the NIMASA’s website.

Second Prize:

  • N350,000 Education grant plus a laptop and plaque

Third Prize:

  • N250,000 Education grant plus a laptop and plaque

Consolation Awards:

  • 7 Consolation Awards of N100,000 Education grant each and plaque

Application Closing Date
Thursday, 18th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Essays to: [email protected] and [email protected]


  • Essays submitted after the deadline will not be considered
  • Only successful participants will be contacted
  • Presentation of Prizes & Awards will be notified within two weeks after the deadline
  • Prizes & Awards will be presented at a date to be announced.

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