NIMC Identity Day 2023 Competition: Express Your Take on Identity!

Celebrating Identity: NIMC's Grand Competition for Identity Day 2023!.

In celebration of the 5th Identity Day themed "Identity Concerns All, and It Is for All", the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) invites pupils and students from Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary institutions across Nigeria to partake in an essay, poetry, or artwork contest. Themes revolve around the essence of identity. Specific guidelines based on the student's level apply. Submissions can be sent via email or directly to designated NIMC offices. The deadline is 4:00PM, 18th August 2023. NIMC staff and their families are not eligible.

NIMC Competition for Identity Day

The Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy together with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) have rolled out the red carpet in celebration of a momentous occasion: the 5th Identity Day. Under the illuminating theme “Identity Concerns All, and It Is for All,” this year’s festivity beckons all budding writers, poets, and artists across the Federation to step forward and showcase their talents.

🎉 Event Identity Day 2023 Competition by NIMC
📚 Categories Essay writing, poetry, artwork
🎯 Themes “The Importance of Identity to Me, You and All” or “What Identity Means to Me”
✍️ Word/Page Limits Primary: ≤250 words; Secondary: ≤1000 words; Tertiary: ≤2000 words; Poetry: ≤1 page; Art: A4/A3 sizes
📧 Submission Emails (for essays & poetry)
🏢 Art Submission Locations NIMC offices in 9 specified regions (e.g., North Central: Minna, Niger State)
📅 Deadline 4:00PM, Friday 18th August, 2023
❌ Exclusions NIMC staff and their family members cannot participate

Why Participate?

It’s a golden opportunity to delve deep and explore the profound theme: “The Importance of Identity to Me, You and All” or “What Identity Means to Me”. Whether you’re into weaving words, spinning poetic verses, or capturing imagination on canvas, there’s a spot just for you.

Entry Guidelines:

  • For the Essay Aficionados:
    • Primary School: Let your ideas flow, but keep it tight within 250 words.
    • Secondary School: Dive a bit deeper, but cap it at 1000 words.
    • Tertiary: Go all out with your thoughts, but don’t exceed 2000 words.
  • Poetry Lovers:
    • Keep your piece concise, ensuring it fits neatly within a single page, irrespective of your educational level.
  • Art Enthusiasts:
    • Pour your creativity on either an A4 or A3 canvas.

How to Submit Your Masterpiece?

  • Essays & Poetry: Shoot them over via email to
  • Artwork: This deserves a special touch! Submit your creations in person or via a representative at your nearest NIMC office:
    • North Central
      • Location: No 1 Habibu Shuaibu Road
      • Landmark: Off Federal Secretariat Complex
      • City/State: Minna, Niger State
    • North East
      • Location: Buba Shongo Quarters
      • Landmark: Opposite CBN, Ashaka Road
      • City/State: Gombe, Gombe State
    • North West
      • Location: No 1 Bayajida Road
      • Landmark: Off Yahaya Road, Behind Federal Training Center
      • City/State: Malali, Kaduna State
    • South East
      • Location: Nigerian Immigration Service
      • Landmark: Enugu State Command, Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway
      • City/State: Enugu, Enugu State
    • South South
      • Location: No 238 Aba Road
      • City/State: Portharcourt, Rivers State
    • South West
      • Location: Beside Adegoke House
      • Landmark: Iyana Express, New Garage
      • City/State: Ibadan, Oyo State
    • Kano State
      • Location: Taludu by FCE Junction
      • Landmark: BUK Road
      • City/State: Kano, Kano State
    • Lagos State
      • Location: Plot 1B, Obafemi Awolowo Way
      • City/State: Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State
    • Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
      • Location: The National Identity Management Commission
      • Address: 11 Sokode Crescent, off Dalaba Street
      • City/State: Wuse Zone 5, Abuja

Clock’s Ticking!

Hurry, the countdown is on! All entries must be in by 4:00 PM on Friday, 18th August 2023.

Got queries? The NIMC team is eager to assist. Simply drop a line at

Please Note:

A gentle reminder to the NIMC family: Staff and their beloved family members are kindly requested to cheer from the sidelines, as they’re exempt from participating in this competition.

Celebrate identity, celebrate you! Dive into the intricacies of what makes us unique and united. It’s more than a competition; it’s a reflection of who we are. So, ready to leave your mark?

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