The "2050: Nigeria of our Dreams" Art Contest, The Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Aug 2019

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) invites Nigerians of all ages to participate in the “2050: The Nigeria of our Dreams” Art competition.

The NESG is organizing the Art competition as a means of stimulating creativity and collaboration towards nation building. The contest ultimately aims to create positive visualisation about the future of Nigeria and the responsibility of every Nigerian to work collectively towards an economically viable and sustainable Nigerian economy, particularly through artistic expression. This year, the NESG is intent on providing a critical look into the future of Nigeria, from the perspective of the young and old and how they envision Nigeria in the year 2050.

The Art competition is open to Visual Artists including photographers, illustrators, sculptors and graphic designers; Architects, Filmmakers, Animators; performing artists including Poets and spoken word artists and fashion designers; and their art submissions must show improvement across sustainable development goals including; No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.

Other areas entries into the competition can be drawn from are, reducing Inequality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life On Land, Peace, Justice, Strong Institutions and Partnerships for the Goals.

Application Opens 7th August, 2019 and closes 6th September, 2019 and the top three winners from all categories will be rewarded with cash prizes, invitation to the 25th  Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja this October; where winners will have the opportunity of showcasing their work to an audience of top public/private officials.

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) is a not-for profit/non-partisan think tank with a mandate to promote and champion the reform of the Nigerian economy into an open, private sector-led economy that is globally competitive on a sustainable basis. Being a prominent advocacy think tank, the NESG engages government, private sector and civil society in key development issues and economic policies in Nigeria.