Recover Africa Youth Competition 2021: Share your COVID-19 Experience (Win 500 Euros)

Deadline: April 22, 2021

Applications are open for the Recover Africa Youth Competition 2021. The Recover Africa Youth Competition invites young people across the region to look back at their experiences during COVID-19 and depict them through works of art and innovation.

COVID-19 has affected youth across the globe in a disproportionate manner. In its very unprecedented standard, the pandemic has caused harm that shall remain irreversible for a long time. Among many other disturbances to life as they knew it, young Africans have faced disruptions in education and training, income streams due to job losses, and social vulnerability. A year after the onset of the pandemic, it is absolutely clear that things are never going back to where we were in November 2019. In a bid to find sustainable solutions and build back better, it is important to look at youth as contributors to the solutions.

They believe that all youth have had unique experiences during the pandemic that can be expressed through media, works of art and innovations. The Recover Africa Youth Competition invites youth to look back at their experiences and depict them for a chance to be part of the recovery process. By telling your COVID-19 experience, you stand a chance to win 500 Euros to implement a community project of choice.


  • Six winners i.e. Male & Female per category will win 500 Euros and project mentorship.


  • Applicants MUST be African youth aged between 18 – 35;
  • Submissions are entered in video format of no longer than 3 minutes;
  • Only original works should be submitted.


Prepare your application:

  • Create a 3 minute video of your COVID-19 experience.
  • Include a description of the video.
  • Also include a 200 word essay on your community recovery.

Submit your application:

  1. Upload your video to
  2. Create an account on to make your application.
  3. Fill in the application form and submit for review.

For more information, see FAQ and visit Recover Africa.