Are you currently enrolled as a student at any Nigerian higher institution? Here is yet another chance to take part in the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) Annual Essay Competition, which offers monetary awards in addition to sponsorships for conference attendance and membership registration fees, learnallpro reports.

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The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) is the regulatory body in Nigeria for Human Resource Management Practice. Their primary goal is to ensure the continuous professional development of our members and stakeholders in order to improve human capital development in the country

CIPM annual essay competition is one of the Institute’s initiatives aimed at developing the research capabilities of undergraduate students in Nigerian institutions of higher learning.


Topic: Building a Future-Ready Workforce: Re-evaluating Our Educational System


CIPM Annual Essay Competition Requirements

  • Interested persons must be UNDERGRADUATES of Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.
  • Essay must be original, empirical and of local and international journal standard.
  • The length of the essay must not exceed 3000 words with proper referencing using the APA style of referencing.
  • The font type must be Times New Roman in 12 points font size.
  • All entries should be typed in double line spacing, using MS word ONLY.
  • Plagiarism in all forms is prohibited and will attract outright disqualification of indicted entries.

CIPM Annual Essay Competition Benefits


  • 1st Prize: N125,000 & 2 HRM books
  • 2nd Prize: N100,000 & 2 HRM books
  • 3rd Prize: N75000 & 2 HRM books

Other Benefits:

  • Access to network of employers for all winners
  • Free registration as student members of CIPM (for non-members) for all prize winners
  • All expenses paid trip to Port Harcourt for CIPM 2022 International Conference & Exhibitions.

How to Submit Entries for CIPM Annual Essay Competition

Interested and qualified applicants should scan and send the underlisted documents  along with the essay write-up as a single document to:

Submission of Entries

All entries must be submitted with the underlisted items:

  • ID Card from student’s current institution
  • Copy of admission letter to student’s current institution
  • One recent passport sized photograph
  • Current mobile telephone number and e-mail address.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Past winners are not eligible to participate
  • For more enquiries: Call “Charity” on: 0817 658 2368 Or E-mail:

The deadline for the 2022 Annual Essay Competition for undergraduates is August 31, 2022



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