There are just 8 days left till the deadline for submission of entries for the SPA Ajibade & Co. Essay Competition.

The Competition guidelines are as follows:

  • Entries are to be submitted to on or before 25/11/20. Late and hardcopy submissions will not be accepted.
  • Submissions must be in one MS Word document (No PDFs) and include a title page with the title of the essay, author’s name and contact information (phone number and email address) and a 100-word (or less) biography.
  • Essays must be submitted in English, must not exceed 1500 words (excluding title page, endnotes and bibliography), should be submitted with numbered pages, and double-spaced using Arial, 11-point font.
  • Essays must be original and not previously published.
  • Entrants are to submit only one entry. Co-authorship is not permitted.
  • Essays will be judged based on clarity of expression, spelling and grammar, originality of thought, depth of analysis, relevance to industry, and conformity to contest rules.
  • The winner shall be announced during the Annual Business Luncheon on 3rd December, 2020.

Note: This contest is open only to individuals qualified to practice law in Nigeria.

Participants stand a chance to win a full sponsorship for one certificate earning course with any of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb); the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSAN); or the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN).

All questions or concerns can be forwarded to Further information on the Competition and the 13th Annual Business Luncheon can be accessed at