CIPM Annual Essay Competition 2023 for Undergraduates

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) announces its 2023 Annual Essay Competition for Nigerian undergraduates. The competition focuses on the impact of the 'JAPA' syndrome on the national economy. Prizes include up to N125,000, HRM books, networking opportunities, and more. Submission deadline is September 29, 2023.

CIPM Essay Competition

In a bid to foster intellectual growth and research acumen among Nigerian students, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) has recently announced its 2023 edition of the Annual Essay Competition. This prestigious event beckons students from across Nigerian universities and polytechnics to contribute their insights on a timely and crucial subject matter.

🏆 CompetitionCIPM 2023 Annual Essay Competition by Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria
🎓 EligibilityUndergraduates of Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics
📝 Essay RequirementsMax. 3000 words, APA style (6th edition), Times New Roman, 12pt, double spaced
🥇 Prizes1st: N125,000 & 2 HRM books, 2nd: N100,000 & 2 HRM books, 3rd: N75,000 & 2 HRM books
🌟 Additional BenefitsNetwork access, Free CIPM student membership, Trip to CIPM 2023 Conference
📧 SubmissionSubmit via with necessary documents
📅 DeadlineFriday, September 29, 2023

Background on CIPM

The CIPM stands as Nigeria’s paramount regulatory entity for Human Resource Management Practice. With its unwavering mission to drive continuous professional evolution of its members and stakeholders, the Institute remains devoted to refining human capital development within the nation.

The Heart of the Matter: The Essay Topic

This year’s essay contest pivots around an intriguing subject:


Students are encouraged to delve deep, present empirical evidence, and adhere to international journal standards in their writings.

Who’s Eligible?

  • Participants must be undergraduates from Nigerian Universities or Polytechnics.
  • Essays should exhibit originality, empirical rigour, and should be both locally and globally relevant.
  • Entries should not exceed 3,000 words and must follow the APA referencing style (6th edition).
  • Use Times New Roman, 12-point font size and maintain a double line spacing. Submissions should be in MS Word format only.
  • Plagiarism won’t be tolerated; any hint of it will result in immediate disqualification.

What’s in it for You?

Winners can look forward to impressive rewards:

  • 1st Prize: N125,000 & 2 HRM books
  • 2nd Prize: N100,000 & 2 HRM books
  • 3rd Prize: N75,000 & 2 HRM books

Additional Perks include:

  • A pathway to an expansive network of employers.
  • Complimentary student membership registration with CIPM (for non-members).
  • An all-expenses-covered trip to the CIPM 2023 International Conference & Exhibition in Abuja.

Entering the Contest: Submission Details

To enter, participants must scan and compile the below-listed documents along with their essay into a single submission. Entries should be emailed to:

Essential Documents for Submission:

  • A valid ID Card from the participant’s institution.
  • Admission letter from the participant’s institution.
  • A recent passport-sized photograph.
  • Current mobile number and e-mail address.

Important Notes:

  • Only those making the shortlist will receive communication.
  • Previous winners are not permitted to enter again.

Queries? Reach out to “Charity” at 0817 658 2368 or drop an email to:

Mark the Date!

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 29th September 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your intellectual prowess and make a mark in the field of Human Resource Management in Nigeria.

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