1. Who can enter The Literacy Challenge?

ANS: The Literacy Challenge is a National completion for Junior High School (JHS) students in Ghana

2. When is the deadline for the submission of entries into Level I?

ANS: Saturday, 23rd September, 2017

3. How can I submit my essay?

ANS: Post it to
‘The Literacy Challenge’
P.O. Box GP 14123
Accra – Central


Drop it off at the Front Desk of Citi FM (Adabraka)

4. What are the general guidelines for essays that are to be submitted?

~ Write a letter to the President of the Republic of Ghana, suggesting to him how to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa.
~ Letter must not be less than 600 words long
~ Script must be in your own handwriting
~ Script must be endorsed by a Parent/ Guardian
~ Add your FULL contact details

5. When does The Literacy Challenge end?

ANS: Saturday, 7th October, 2017 (The same day as the Level III Quiz)

6. Do I need to pay or to buy forms to participate?

ANS: No, The Literacy Challenge is free and open for participation for all Junior High School Students. Your essay on the given topic is what gets you into the competition.

7. Will Level III of the Challenge be live on air?

ANS: Yes, it will.

8. Is the Literacy Challenge the same as The Write-Away Contest?

ANS: The Literacy Challenge is an improved version of the Write-Away Contest. This targets a wider range of audiences and more actively engages students from all 10 regions of Ghana. It also has 3 Levels of competition which challenges participants to do more, beyond just writing.

9. What are the prizes to be won?

ANS:3rd Prize: GHc3,000
2nd Prize: GHc5,000
1st Prize: GHc10,000

Also, all of the Top 50 contestants will receive cash prizes.

10. Who will mark the essays from Level I?

ANS: Citi FM shall employ external examiners, for this purpose.

11. Who will mark the test scripts from Level II?

ANS: Citi FM shall employ external examiners, for this purpose.

12. Where is Citi FM located?

ANS: Citi FM is at Adabraka in Accra (Behind the Adabraka Police Station)

13. How can I contact Citi FM for more information?

ANS: Call 0302 226 013 or 0205 973 973 for further information.