NAMIMI NIPO Arts and Crafts Online Competition

About the competition

NAMIMI NIPO (Swahili meaning for “I also exist”) free online arts and crafts competition is performed in order to find, cultivate and motivate young people to use their talents and skills in creating things that can help them grow businesses. The project is developed as continuation of similar project known as Arts and sports to keep Tanzanian kids in school implemented by FASDO on 2011 in six primary schools in Dar es Salaam. The project was well implemented in early stage however the last stages of the project were not well done due to poor timing and poor cooperation from the schools. From lessons learned in the first project, FASDO designed free online art and craft competition that cover the whole of Tanzania and involve youth both in-school and out of school. In addition to that the increase in number of Internet users in Tanzania influences the decision of developing the online competition.  Despite the technological advancement (Internet usage) the majority of youths in Tanzania are not taking the advantage of it to overcome their economic challenges.

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Elegibility and Criteria

The award is open only for children and youth from Tanzania between 12 - 17 and 18 - 24 years old, respectively. The evaluation of artworks will be based on the following conditions:

  • Originality and Personal opinion/vision: Be as creative as you can imagine ! Embrace yourself with the freedom of expression.
  • Participation with one work per category.
  • Works should focus on Tanzanian culture, heritage, actuality. Suitable for publication (i.e. not obscene, offensive or indecent) and must not have been submitted in other contests or been previously published.
  • Works must to be 100% the participant(s) creation. Therefore, adult assistance must be limited (i.e. providing resource material and suggesting revisions). Each participant and responsible person (e.g. parents, teachers) must sign an entry form and attach it to the work.

NOTE: Additional conditions might be included in th description of each competition category. 


  • HOW to participate ?:
  • Title and description of the work must be included.
  • All entries must be based on an informed understanding of our terms and conditions.


  • 15 March: Online registration
  • 31 March: Work submission
  • 20 April - 03 May: Online voting
  • 04 May: Winners announcement


Two outstanding works per category will be awarded with 300 USD: One for children (12-17 years old) and a second for a youth (18-24 years old) . Besides, they will have the chance to meet with stakeholdersin art and writing industry and thepublication of their work on FASDO's advertisement medias. Morevoer, prizes will be awarded at a special event in FASDO headquarter in Dar es Salaam.

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