Top-Ranking Essay Competitions 2024 by NADS for Nigerian Dental Students

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The Nigeria Association of Dental Students (NADS) is pleased to announce the beginning of its 2024 Essay Writing Competition, which will present dental students across the country with an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate their skills and contribute to discussions about oral health. This competition aims not only to recognize the academic excellence of Nigeria’s future dental professionals but also to nurture a culture of oral well-being through community-centered approaches.

This year’s theme, “Fostering a Culture of Oral Wellness: Community-Centric Strategies for Lifelong Health,” encourages participants to explore innovative tactics for promoting oral health and well-being within communities. It provides an opportunity to examine how dental professionals can extend their impact beyond clinical settings and into communities, encouraging behaviors and interventions that support lifelong oral health.


The NADS Essay Writing Competition underscores the association’s commitment to fostering academic excellence and innovative thinking among dental students, offering substantial prizes:

  • First Prize: N100,000
  • Second Prize: N75,000
  • Third Prize: N50,000
  • Honorable Mentions: N25,000 for fourth to tenth place

These accolades spotlight the brightest minds in the field of dentistry and offer monetary incentives while also recognizing the contestants’ hard work and creativity.


  • Enrollment: Applicants must be currently enrolled dental students attending a dental school recognized and registered under NADS.
  • Social Media Engagement: Candidates should ensure they follow NADS on all their social media platforms to receive updates on the competition’s latest news and announcements.

Application Process:

To submit your entry, please follow these steps:

  1. Write your essay with a word count of no more than 1,000. Please format your submission as a PDF document.
  2. Send your essay to Include information about your Dental Student Association (DSA), class, and full name to ensure correct identification and association with your contribution.

For any inquiries or additional information, please contact NADS at +23491 6130 4730. The organization is available to assist and provide any further details you may require.

Application Deadline: March 11, 2024.

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