Access Bank Ghana, in collaboration with Write from the Heart Book Club, has launched an essay writing competition for children dubbed ‘The Budding Writer’.
The competition launched on November 30, is open to children between the ages of 10 and 15 and will provide the platform for young ones to unearth and nurture their creative writing talents.
It also aimed at raising young authors with talents in the area of creative writing, while increasing the awareness of parents and guardians to inculcate the habit of saving into children.
The ‘Budding Writer’ will ride on the back of Access Bank’s unique child savings account, Early Savers, which is geared towards raising financially healthy children through literacy programmes, events and activities.
Launching the competition, the Group Head for Personal Banking at Access Bank Ghana, Mr. Stephen Abban, explained that the competition dynamics permit each participant to submit one entry only, which shall be reviewed by a panel of judges.
He used the opportunity to entreat parents and guardians to therefore encourage their children to participate in the competition for a chance to win attractive prizes.
To enter the competition, interested children are to submit a 250 word long original essay on the topic, “The importance of saving”. All entries that meet the required criteria will be reviewed by a panel of seasoned experts.
The prizes at stake include a cash prize of GH¢1,000 for the best author; GH¢500 and GH¢250 for the first and second runners-up respectively.
These amounts shall be deposited into an Access Early Savers accounts for the winners.
Other seven winners shall also receive stationery sets and have the opportunity to tour the Access Bank head office and interact with the Managing Director and other members of management.
By Times Reporter