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Call for Applications:British Council Enterprise Challenge

BCThe British Council, in partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways, have announced a competition called ‘Enterprise Challenge’ in a bid to promote the development of entrepreneurial skills in Nigerian youth  

 “Enterprise Challenge” is an online competition which seeks to give young, brilliant entrepreneurial minds the opportunity to further develop their skills in this area and bring their innovative ideas to the fore for possible future development. It will be a battle of the best minds

The competition is designed to test a range of consumerist skills and will take place in three task cycles over a 5 week period. Participants will compete for the opportunity to win flight tickets to the UK on Virgin Atlantic Airways and an opportunity to meet and be mentored by one the UK’s foremost entrepreneurs and Chairman of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson.

The competition is open to Nigerians currently domiciled in Nigeria and those studying in the UK who fall within the 18 to 35 year age bracket.

Further information about the competition rules and regulations and criteria for qualification will be available on the British Council, Nigeria’s corporate website from the 12th of May 2014; direct enquiries can be sent to eduk.enquiries@ng.britishcouncil.org.

Interested persons should download application forms from:http://www.britishcouncil.org.ng/enterprise-challenge.

Call for Entries: The BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition 2014

International Radio Playwriting Competition 2013The BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition in partnership with the British Council. Now in its 24th year, the competition has some exciting additions!

There are two first prizes – the best radio play by a writer with English as their first language and the best by a writer with English as their second language. The overall winners will each receive £2000 sterling and a trip to London to see their play being recorded for broadcast on BBC World Service.

We are very happy to run this year’s competition in partnership with Commonwealth Writers again and to welcome our co-producers – The Open University. This has allowed us to introduce another prize – the Georgi Markov prize for the most promising script.

The playwriting competition welcomes scripts from anyone living outside the UK, whether established or new, and encourages writers to use the immense power and accessibility of the medium of radio drama – to tell your story, use your imagination and have your “voice” heard. Reading your plays – and hearing the winning plays on air – is a unique way of hearing what’s happening around the world.

Prize: £2000 for the overall winning playwright of the best play written with English as a first language and a trip to London to see the play being recorded for broardcast on the BBC World Service and to attend a prize-giving evening.

Prize: £2000 for the overall winning playwright of the best play written with English as a second language and a trip to London to see the play being recorded for broardcast on the BBC World Service and to attend a prize-giving evening.

Do take the time to read the rules and tips below before you send your script.

Marion Nancarrow, Executive Producer, BBC Radio Drama

Neil Webb, Director, Theatre and Dance, British Council

The competition is now open for entries and the closing date is midnight GMT on the 31st January 2014.

To enter, click here

Call for Entries:British Council Nigeria CULTURE SHIFT Project

The British Council invites applications from interested technology developers, designers, arts and culture festival managers / directors , branding and marketing professionals, and business analysts for participation in its Culture Shift project, themed ‘ICT for Festivals Development.’

About the project

  • Culture Shift is a partnership-led, British Council-managed competitive innovation fund.
  • It will provide an opportunity for emerging creatives to bypass what are often the most inhibiting factors in the progression of good ideas – access to seed funding and expert mentorship.
  • Selected festival managers will work in collaboration with technology developers and designers, and business experts to create web and mobile solutions for use in festivals, and then compete for seed finance to realise the projects.
  • Winning idea will receive Naira Equivalent of £5,000 and two others £1,500 each.

 

For whom:

  • Software developers, designers (graphic, web and user-experience), festival managers / directors, branding and marketing professionals, and business analysts.

 

When:

 

The project will take place in three phases:

1.   Stage 1: 15th – 19th March 2012

a. 2 day Festivals Management workshop: 15th and 16th March (festival managers / directors only)

b. 3-day ‘Hackathon’: 17th, 18th and 19th March

2.   Pitching for seed funding: 19th March 2012

3.   Mentoring and Fruition: April – September 2012

 

Venue:

15th and 16th March – British Council,20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi,Lagos (Festival Managers / Directors only)

17th – 19th March – Co-Creation Hub (CCHub), 6th Floor,294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba,Lagos

 

Applications:

 

Software Developers | Graphic Designers | Business Analysts | Branding and Marketing professionals

 

Interested persons should download application forms from www.britishcouncil.org/nigeria and email completed forms to cep.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org on or before Monday 05 March 2012

 

Applicants must:

1. Have a history of and familiarity with technology tools development

2. Be willing to commit a few hours a week to the Culture Shift project, expected to last between 8 – 12 months. Applicants selected to receive the seed fund will be required to develop the final product from prototype stage.

 

Festival Managers / Directors

 

1. Applicants will be required to send a statement of intent, as well as detailed information about the festival they represent, to cep.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org, on or before Monday 05 March 2012.

2. Applicants must work part time or full time in a management capacity in an existing *festival in the arts and culture industry inNigeria.

2. Festivals represented by applicants must have taken place at least twice in the between 2007 and 2011, and be scheduled to take place again before the end of 2013.

For enquiries, call +234 1 461 5600 – 2 | Ext 4000 or email cep.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org