Essay competition for Ugandan students


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If you want to show your writing talent, creative skills and have a dream of upgrading your skills, then here is a wonderful opportunity to become a part of the Phage Essay Competition. The program is available to students from Uganda. The Phage Team is glad to announce an essay competition for school students at the secondary and undergraduate stages. This competition focuses on raising awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance and antibiotics alternatives (Phage therapy to be specific). 

Students essay competition

The phage campaign focuses on:

  • Raising AMR awareness.
  • Raising phage application/therapy awareness.
  • Supporting young people in STEM.
  • develop scientific and technical knowledge for innovating strategies to overcome barriers to the development of new technologies.


  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Phage therapy (pros & cons)
  • Phage application
  • Development of new antibiotics
Note: Slight modification of the aforementioned theme(s) will not affect you


The write-ups will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Central Theme – contextual (20%)
  • Coherence and organization in structure (20%)
  • Creativity (40%)
  • The clarity in language expression and Style (20%)

At each stage,  two winners will be selected
  1. will get 50000 Ugx + T-shirt + Certificate (Two winners)
  2. Will get 30000 Ugx + T-shirt + Certificate (Two winners)
The deadline is April 19, 2022