Together, brothers, sisters, let us commence a new struggle, a sublime struggle that will lead our country to peace, prosperity and greatnessPatrice Émery Lumumba , 30 June 1960
This year marks 60 years since the assassination of Patrice Émery Lumumba, Joseph Okito and Maurice Mpolo. Lumumba was renowned for his leadership in presenting a stance against Belgium and the west. Although Lumumba may be criticised for his approach, his hope and vision for Congo should be an inspiration for all of us Congolese to imagine, envision and pursue a Congo we want. With that motivation, #CongoExcellence is calling on young Congolese in Congo and across the world to write about the sacrifice Congolese people need to make for the advancement of the nation.
Winners are selected by a panel of judges who review each submission on how they were able to convincingly convey and structure their message. From the aggregated score of the judges, one winner is selected for French and one winner is selected for English.