Judging Opportunities


Talita in Brazil

Be a Judge!

Every year this contest is greatly enriched by the contributions of the Judges from across the African Diaspora who selflessly give their time and support and encourage our children by providing invaluable feedback on essays from the age group of your choice.

Some Judges also choose to :

1.    offer Special Prizes to contestants whose essay they particularly liked as well as to those whom they feel could benefit from a little encouragement.

2.   contribute to the cost of the overall prizes.

This contest is made possible by the Judges who believe in the ethos of this initiative – and who do not believe in waiting for some foreign entity to finance this work.

Qualifications to be a Judge:

1.    Be of African descent.
2.   Willing to commit to read and provide feedback on up to 10 essays from one of the three age groups of your choice.
3.   Available via email in March-April.

That’s it!  Judges do not leave home as their essays are emailed to them.

Do you speak a language in addition to English, especially a traditional African language? We would love to hear from you!