Opportunities Weekly: Dell Competition 2019 and more


Hello #fam,

How are you doing? How is the weather treating you? Lagos weather isn’t smiling.

Anyways It December already. Can’t believe we’ve come this far!

2018 has been good to us. How about you? Remember, there are always reasons to be happy.

Don’t worry opportunities are not closing with the year. Lol. There are cool opportunities across Africa that we have for you this week.

Check them out.

ZEISS Photography Award2019 “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected”

The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its fourth year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected” to the international jury of experts.

The ZEISS Photography Award is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. Last year, 12,000 photographers from 140 countries submitted nearly 90,000 photos.

For 2019, photographers are asked for a creative response to the brief “The Unexpected” that is driven by a strong and clear narrative.

To be understood in its broadest sense, “The Unexpected” challenges photographers to submit a series of 5-10 images that look past the everyday and address something unforeseen or surprising – whether this is through the landscape and the physical environment, through human expression, emotion and interaction, through political or social causes or something more conceptual.

The ‘unexpected’ element could be of global or very personal concern and may either showcase the familiar in a new way or shed light on something entirely different.

All types of photography are welcomed by judges.

The submitted photographs will be judged by a renowned jury that is composed of three international experts from the photography industry. The jury will evaluate both the photographic quality as well as the creativity of the works. The jury is particularly looking for a powerful story that is clearly recognizable in the images.

Location: United Kingdom


A shortlist with up to 15 photo series will be released. The winning and selected shortlisted works will be exhibited at Somerset House. Entry is free.

The winner will receive:

ZEISS camera lenses of their choice worth a total of 12,000 euros, and 3,000 euros to cover travels costs for a photo project.

Flights and accommodation to attend the exhibition’s opening at Somerset House London in April 2019.

ZEISS will also invite the winner to their headquarters in Germany to see behind the scenes and test out ZEISS lenses for themselves.

The winner will also have the chance to collaborate directly with ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation.


 All entrants must be over 18.

Un-published work entered into the competition must have been taken between the dates of January 1st 2015 and February 8th 2019.

Once unpublished work has been entered, it cannot be entered again as published work in the future year of the awards competition.

Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Participants are required to submit a series of five to ten photographs, including a description of the images, online.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2019.

Register here

Envision the Future: Dell EMC Regional Graduation Project Competition 2019

November 1, 2018 – July 25, 2019

Dell EMC has launched the annual graduation project competition for senior undergraduate students from universities in Turkey, Middle East and Africa who are enrolled in the Dell EMC External research and Academic Alliance Program.

The competition is intended to spark the creativity of students for their graduation projects to play an active role in the Transformation of IT and get the opportunity to shine and win prizes.

In 2015 -2016 EMC launched the first annual graduation project competition for senior undergraduate students from universities in Middle East, Turkey and Africa sponsored by Egypt Center Of Excellence.

“The competition is intended to spark the creativity of students for their graduation projects to play an active role in the Transformation of IT and get the opportunity to shine and win prizes.”

Students are invited to submit their graduation project abstracts in areas related to but not limited to the areas listed below:

Cloud Computing

Big Data Analytics

Internet of Things

Artificial Intelligence

Virtual and Augmented reality

Secure Systems

High performance Computing

Please be advised that the Competition Steering Committee might decide to accept project ideas that are of exceptionally high quality even if they do not fall exactly within these focus areas.


Winners of the competition will receive cash prizes as below:

First place will receive a cash prize of $5,000

Second place will receive a cash prize of $4,000

Third place will receive a cash prize of $3,000

All the team will get recognition certificates for their achievement.

A formal award ceremony will be organized at one of the major Dell EMC events in the region. All the members of the winning team and their academic advisor will be invited to attend the ceremony along with senior officials from their university.


Students who wish to participate should be in their senior year and should be enrolled in any institution in Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

Students should have a faculty member as their academic advisor.

At the time of the submission, all the members of student team should not be full time employees of any organization whatsoever.

The correctness of the information provided by the students should be validated by their academic advisor or head of the department.

How to Apply

Project abstract submission is now opened till the 15th of December 2018 at the Apply Now link.

Shortlisted projects announcement: February.

Progress report Submission: 4th of April

Final Report Submission: 25th of July

Winners announcement: 4th of September 2019

Application Deadline: December 15, 2018 (2 Days Remaining).

Visit their officialpage to participate

College is Power Scholarship 2019 and How to Apply for Online

Contrary to the conventional thoughts, you can go back to school without going broke. There are scholarships, grants and financial aid programs that can help you pay for college, without the taking much out from your pocket.

Collegeispower.com is excited to offer its scholarship program.

A scholarship to help you pay for college! The “College Is Power” scholarship is open to students age 17 and older who are currently in college or plan to start college within the next 12 month.

The winning candidates will receive $1000 scholarship award that should be used for tuition, books, room and board, computers or anything else related to your education.

The goal of Collegeispower.com website is to provide you with the information and tools to help you go back to school.

College Is Power is the website that helps adult and non-traditional students make the dream of going back to school a reality.

About College is Power

College is power has been working with adult and non-traditional students and as such understands their ideology and psychological basis for many years and know that making this transition is not easy.

College is power knows that most times just a little bit of information and some helpful guidance is what a person need to head in the right direction.

One unique thing about this platform is, that they don’t just expose and guide you to scholarship opportunities, but they also have their scholarship opportunity.

College is Power Scholarship Eligibility

Students age 17 years or older who plan to start a program of higher education within the next 12 months or who are currently enrolled in a program of higher education.

Applicants may be full- or part-time students and attend a campus-based or online program.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Scholarship value

The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship which will be paid directly to the applicant or designated school.

Scholarship Requirements

Legit scholarships has their own requirements and conditions for application, and this particular scholarship is not different because it’s definitely legit so there it is with its own unique requirements.

To contest for this scholarship opportunity applicant is required to submit an essay of about 150 words on the topic that he or she would be requested to write on, which is definitely in my own opinion not something that is too much to ask from someone who really wants to study in any college for free or one who need a financial aid.

150 words isn’t very much, so make sure to get right to the point with what your education goals are!

Proofread and avoid grammar/spelling errors at all costs!

Have a friend read through your essay to make sure it is clear and easily understandable.

The applicants would also be required to provide some legal documents that prove that he or she is really a citizen of the United States of America or with a permanent residence permit.

As mentioned earlier, the applicant must be 17 years old and above currently studying in a college or about to enter college, or would enter college within the next 12 months.

How to Apply College Is Power Scholarship

To enter, complete the online application. If multiple applications are received, only the most recent will be used as the applicant’s official application.

All valid entries will be reviewed by a judging committee. Based primarily on the submitted short essay, one winner will be selected. The decision of the judging committee is final.

Fill out a short form online.

In 150 words or less, answer the following question:

What is your primary goal for going to school?

Visit the web address to fill out the required form.

Apply via this link


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Source: Currentschoolnews.com

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