CIPM Annual Essay Competition for Undergraduates

CIPM Annual Essay Competition is a competition from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. As you read, we will guide you on everything you need to know about the CIPM Annual Essay Competition.

CIPM Annual Essay Competition

CIPM Annual Essay Competition

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) is the regulatory body for Practice in Nigeria. Our main objective is to ensure the continuous professional development of our members and stakeholders, for enhancement of human capital development in the country.

Their annual essay competition is one of the Institute’s initiatives aimed at developing the research capabilities of undergraduate youth at institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.

Competition Requirements

1. Interested persons must be undergraduates of Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.

2. The essay must be original, empirical, and of local and international journal standards.

3. The length of the essay must not exceed 3000 words with proper referencing using the APA style of referencing.

4. The font type must be Times New Roman in 12-point font size.

5. All entries should be typed in double line spacing, using MS Word ONLY.

6. Plagiarism in all forms is prohibited and will attract outright disqualification of indicted entries.

Benefits of the Competition

1st Prize: N125,000 & 2 HRM books

2nd Prize: N100,000 & 2 HRM books

3rd Prize: N75000 & 2 HRM books

Other Benefits

1. Employment opportunity/prospect for the first prize winner.

2. Free registration as student members of CIPM (for non-members) for all prize winners.

3. All expenses paid trip to the award day.

How to Submit Entries for the CIPM Annual Essay Competition

Interested and qualified candidates should send their “Spiral Bound” papers with the following documents attached:

1. Reference letter from the Registrar of their institution.

2. Photocopy of admission letter to their current institution.

3. One recent passport photograph.

4. Current mobile telephone number and e-mail address.

5. All the documents listed above should be addressed to:

The Registrar, 

CIPM, CIPM House, 

1, CIPM Avenue, 

Alausa, lkeja, 

Lagos State.

6. Entries (Applications) can also be sent in Microsoft Word format by e-mail to:  and copy:  with scanned copies of the above documents as an attachment to the entry.

Application Deadline

Unfortunately, this competition has not been mentioned in 2024, however, if you keep in touch, we will let you know when it reopens.

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CSN Team


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