February 24, 2024

About Liberty Sparks

Liberty Sparks is a nonprofit libertarian organization focused on promoting and improving individual understanding of economic, social and political liberty. It was originally registered in Tanzania and recently launched in Uganda and Kenya. Our aim is to spread the ideas of free society towards enhancing the prosperity of the societies that we reach out to. Our activities in public policies are based on the rule of law, individual rights and free markets.

The 2020 Liberty Sparks Essay Competition

The Liberty Sparks Essay competition was conceived after a successful evaluation of the policy framework (laws and regulations) in Africa. They inform of our need to advocate for more friendly policies that enable African people to engage in business. Factors such as the ease of doing business, bureaucracies when starting a business, difficulties in accessing capital, taxation among other policies greatly affect the success of businesses in Africa. The team at Liberty Sparks felt that there was a need to understand the view of the Young African people on how government policies affect the success of businesses, and essays are a great point to start. This essay should provide a great insight on the knowledge base that the African youth have towards the above subject and consequently help in shaping the approach to business environment policy reforms, laws and regulations in the various countries where the organisation operates. As such, the adopted essay theme is “Explain how business regulations are barriers to business and economic growth”.

The competition, therefore, requires that a writer:

  • Expresses what comes into their minds when they conceive business regulations and the economy
  • Bases their arguments on facts (References are an added advantage).
  • Keeps the essay length between 500 and 3000 Words

Qualification Requirements

The essay competition is open to Young Professionals (18 to 30 years) in Tanzania, Angola, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Madagascar and Congo. Only the top 10 writers will be contacted.


The deadline for entry submission is August 8th 2020.


Winners will attend a virtual young professional colloquium with Dr. Eamonn Butler and awarding will be done on November 7th 2020.

Where to submit:

http://www.libertysparks.org OR call:+255 736 164 141

All essays should be SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY to essay2020@libertysparks.org

Good luck!

6 thoughts on “The 2020 Liberty Sparks Essay Competition

        1. Hey Agatha. This competition has closed now but please continue to follow this blog because we will be posting more essay competitions and job opportunities in the very near future.

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