Lawma Academy To Hold Waste Essay Competition

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LAWMA Academy, the educational arm of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, is set to hold its second waste essay competition for Lagos residents, tagged” Impacts of Waste Containerization on Effective Waste Management”.

According to a release by LAWMA, the competition among other things is to promote awareness of its recently launched “Adopt-a-Bin programme”, as well as broaden participants’ knowledge in the area of waste management and environmental sustainability.

It states: “Our portal is open for the second edition of the waste competition with the topic, ‘Impact of waste containerization of effective waste management. This is in line with LAWMA’s current initiative to promote proper waste containerisation through the Adopt-a-Bin programme launched on 23rd February 2022. We believe that this will help to get people’s opinion on waste containerization and recommendations to help in remodelling the programme”.

The statement stated further, that the essay competition is open to persons aged 18yrs – 30yrs, with cash prizes of ₦50,000 for the winner, ₦30,000 for the first runner-up and ₦20,000 for the second runner-up.

The release advised participants to visit LAWMA’s portal for full guidelines, indicating that the maximum essay length is 1500 words, to be submitted in a Word file, with a Times New Roman font, size 12.

Eligibility criteria include being resident in Lagos; the biodata accompanying the essay must include: date of birth, gender, address and occupation, while participants are expected to follow LAWMA’s social media handles.

The first edition of the competition was conducted in August 2020, with over 250 entries received.

For further inquiries, call these numbers: 08035016056 and 07080601020, or send an email to

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