At Platform Capital and Diatom Impact, we truly believe the Beautiful Ones Are Born! Investing in our children means investing in our future. We are committed to building African leaders of tomorrow.
The Beautiful Ones are Born (BOAB) Competition is an annual event launching in May and closing in September. Shortlisted schools are invited to the Grand Finale event in October which will take place over 3 days.
The competition is a once in a lifetime experience for schools represented by their students to compete in STEM (Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics), Debate and a Spelling Bee competition. Students will develop critical problem-solving skills, learn to think more creatively and get a chance to test their knowledge in new, real-world situations. Winning the BOAB competition unlocks the opportunity for schools to win N10,000,000 and outstanding students to win an education scholarship till university level.
All secondary schools in Nigeria that are run and supported by public / government funds
All secondary schools in Nigeria that are not financially supported by the government.
Fill the application form and ensure required information for mandatory fields are provided. An email will be sent to the school and primary contact email addresses upon submission.
Approved schools will be notified and provided with a link. Use the link to verify your school's account and log in to your dashboard.
Schools must provide the information of 6 candidates, 2 per category, to complete their registration. If your school is mixed, at least 3 of your candidates must be female, or you won’t be able to complete the registration.
The winning school goes home with a grand prize of Ten Million Naira.
The first runner up (school) goes home with the sum of Five Million Naira.
The second runner up (school) goes home with the sum of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira.
At this stage, participants will be tested in STEM fields, English, and Debate.
At this stage, participants will be tested in STEM fields, English, and Debate
The Grand Finale is a 3-day event from Wednesday 29th September to Friday, October 1st, 2021. Qualified candidates will be camped and provided for at The University of Lagos.