Makerere University Business School x Luno Uganda Cryptocurrency Essay Writing Competition

A competition to win 2 prizes and cash worth $1,250 each is open to current Makerere University Business School students for an essay of high literary merit on the subject, “Potential application of cryptocurrency to improve quality of life in Uganda”.

Submissions must focus on only one opportunity/problem and be addressed to the non-specialist but may include technical data. Dissertations or parts of dissertations, suitably modified for presentation to the general reader, are acceptable. 

Essays submitted for prizes outside of Makerere University Business School are not admissible. Essays that are already published are not admissible. Essays submitted for publication (but not yet published) are acceptable.

Essays submitted to the competition must not exceed 2,500 words, including notes and references. Mathematical or other technical symbols may be used if an explanation is provided. Abbreviations should be avoided. 

First paragraph of the essay should be a one-sentence summary of the essay and a word count. 

Top 2 essayists will each win:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S7+ tablet computer + USD 250 in Bitcoin
  2. Samsung Galaxy S7+ tablet computer

Makerere University Business School will receive a $1500 grant to help review the essays and select the top 2 in collaboration with Luno teams.

Luno will publicize the competition online and provide posters for university notice boards or social media forwarding. 


  1. Participation in the competition is open to registered students of Makerere University Business School only. 
  2. All essay submissions must be entered for the competition by filling this form only
  3. Essays submitted to the competition must not exceed 2,500 words, including notes and references. 
  4. The essay must be original and must not have previously won a prize in a different competition or have been previously published. Plagiarism will lead to disqualification. It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that their essay does not infringe the copyright of any third party.
  5. Essay must be submitted and published for all to view on Substack under a pseudonym, if so desired, by 12h00 on 26th April 2022.
  6. Winners will be announced and notified before 26th July 2022
  7. The public will have a full, unpaid view of the published article as per the Substack Publisher Agreement.
  8. Entrants grant Luno the right to publish their essay on Luno’s blog at Luno’s discretion. Entrants grant Luno an unlimited, perpetual license to such publication without compensation. 
  9. Judges will comprise a panel from Makerere University and Luno. Their decision will be final and not subject to appeal.
  10. Luno reserves the right not to award any prizes if an insufficient number of acceptable essays are submitted.
  11. The winners may be announced across any of Luno’s social media pages. If you are selected as a winner, you agree to Luno publishing your name in this manner.
  12. Luno reserves the right to hold, void, cancel, suspend, adjust or amend the competition T&Cs at any time.
  13. By entering the competition, you agree to the use of your personal data for the purposes set out in these T&Cs. Any personal information provided to Luno for purposes of the competition will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  14. These T&Cs shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with Singapore law and any disputes arising from the competition shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore.
  15. By entering into this competition, the entrant agrees to these T&Cs.

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