Google Launches $25,000 ‘African Connected’ Competition

Technology giant Google has introduced an amazing competition worth $25,000 (N4 Mil!) just for Africa! It is calling on all entrepreneurs, creators, innovators and web-lovers in Nigeria and across Africa to share their stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work.  Whether you’re a photographer, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer or a community activist, if the internet and Google tools have played an important role in your success, Google wants to
hear from you.

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Categories for entries include: Education, Entertainment/Arts/Sports, Technology, Community, NGOs and Small Businesses.

About this competition, Affiong Osuchukwu, Google Lead for the Africa Connected initiative says:

Google wants to hear from young, spirited entrepreneurial web adopters in Nigeria and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa who have a healthy disregard for the impossible and who are using the web and technology to do cool and extraordinary things to rise above their circumstances, change their world, and achieve success. We want to showcase the amazing achievements happening in the new Africa

20 semi-finalists will be selected from initial entries to take part in
an interview and to produce a short promotional video. A judging panel
made up of Googlers and external judges will then determine the 10
finalists.  The 5 winners, in whose lives the web and Google have played
a pivotal role, will then be selected by the online voting public.

It is so refreshing to see young Nigerian adults jumping on this bandwagon. One of such people is Nigerian judge radio personality / fashion photographer Temilola Balogun:

The internet is truly helping to reshape the story of Africa, and Nigerians are some of those taking full advantage of its power. Whether you are in technology, agriculture, energy, fashion, education, or entertainment, if the web has transformed your life, and you believe your venture can be scaled up, then the judging panel is looking forward to hearing your story.

Submissions are open from August 27, 2013 to October 11, 2013.  The
competition will run until February 2014 when the winners will be
announced.

What are you waiting for? Best of luck everyone and may the best men/women win!

Peace and cupcakes xoxo

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4 thoughts on “Google Launches $25,000 ‘African Connected’ Competition

  1. Pingback: Google Launches 'Africa Connected' Competition

  2. Really interesting how Google redefine my life and business,i run a facility-cleaning company after my NYSC i went on the web ,google about it,read volumes of materials,research any thing i could lay my hands on.Infact my logo,i got it from google images etc.in my interview with Punch news 20th October 2013(success story) paper i said,University of google is a place to go get client data,new trends,machines to use,various companies and their mode of working with years spent doing it.I ve achieved a lot from it.It is the right of internet and purpose that matter because the advantages are tremendous. its a place of information and information is the difference between a rich man and a poor man.Thank you

  3. Pingback: Five Africans to win ,000 in Google’s Africa connected competition | Empowerdexx

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