The Unveiling Africa Annual Essay Contest was aimed at helping students’ research nation building issues, propose solutions and identify the role they play in nation building. Between 2010 & 2011, UVA organized two essay contests that attracted more than 500 entries from across the country. Laptops and 1.3 million naira was disbursed in educational scholarships to 12 students.
In 2012, Unveiling Africa transitioned from essay contests to its Innovation Contest. Titled “UVA Teenagers Innovation Prize (TIP) Contest, the contest set out to reward African teenagers who go beyond identifying issues in their societies to proffering sustainable solutions for them.