NUCLEAR ENERGY COMPETITION

The Nuclear Power and Energy Agency, formerly Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB), is a State Corporation established under the Energy Act 2019. It is charged with the responsibility of promoting and implementing Kenya’s nuclear power programme, carrying out research and development for the energy sector.

Academic institutions are part of the key stakeholders as mapped by NuPEA in the development of Kenya's nuclear power programme. Since inception NuPEA has undertaken a number of nuclear energy and Career Talks inn High schools, Tertiary institutions and unniversities to inform and educate these institutions about the peaceful nature of nuclear power and to eradicate false myths and perceptions associated with this science and technology.

The essay competition‘s objective is to simulate interest in nuclear technology amongst primary school pupils and high school students.

The Essay Competition topics will be as follows:

Primary School: DESCRIBE WHAT COMES TO YOUR MIND WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY?

Secondary School: DISCUSS HOW NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA?

Eligibility:

  • Primary School Essay Contest open to pupils in class 6 to 8.
  • High School Essay Contest open to students in Form 1 to 4.
  • The contest is open to pupils and students in both private and public Schools in Kenya.

Criteria:

  • Essays by Primary School contestants must be limited to 400-450 words in English.
  • Essays by High School contestants must be limited to 800-850 words in English.
  • Each contestant will submit a single essay entry
  • Proper citation of sources is required. Contestants may use quotations and/or copyrighted materials, but must identify the original author. The appropriate use of such materials is the responsibility of the contestant
  • Essays received after due date will be ruled ineligible for competition
  • Contestants may not need to identify themselves, their county, or schools in their essay
  • Essays must be written in English
  • Each conntestant must prepare his or her own essay.
  • The essay must be contestant's original work and should not have been submitted in any other contest locally or internationally or previously published in part or in full.
  • Judging of the essays will be based on the quality and adequacy of the essay in form and content. The decision of the judging panel willll be final and cannot be appealed.

Reward for Both Primary & Secondary school

  • Winner Kshs 35,000/- voucher, certificate, school trophy & Essays will be published in NuPEA’s Fission Magazine
  • 2nd place Kshs 25,000/- voucher, certificate & school trophy
  • 3rd place Kshs 15,000/- voucher, certificate & school trophy
  • Special merit awards 5000/-

Essay Submission Deadline and Requirements

  • Essay Submission Deadline is June 22, 2020
  • The essay submission must include a duly filled Official Student Entry Form.
  • Entry must be submitted electronically as a Word or PDF file through email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;Subject ‘NuPEA 2020 ESSAY CONTEST’. OR via Postal Mail ‘NuPEA 2020 ESSAY CONTEST’ P.O. Box 26374 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

Click to download entry form for the above competition: NuPEA 2020 Essay Contest Entry Form