Saturday, May 13, 2023

"Championing Science, Technology, and Innovation: The Nairobi Innovation Week Influencer Award for Outstanding STI Advocacy and Impact"



We are proud to announce the first-ever Nairobi Innovation Week Influencer Award, organized by the University of Nairobi. This unique competition is a fantastic opportunity to showcase, recognize, and reward the most influential figures in Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). As an initiative to promote innovative thinking and the spread of scientific knowledge, we invite you to participate and make your mark on the landscape of STI.

Description of the Competition

The #NIWInfluencerAward is designed to harness the power of social media to promote the importance of Science, Technology, and Innovation. This competition is open to everyone over the age of 18, irrespective of their geographical location. All you need to do is to share your views, ideas, and insights about STI, using the hashtag #NairobiInnovationWeekInfluencerAward on any of the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

Starting from 9:00 AM on the 16th of May 2023, we will begin to count the likes, views, and shares each post garners until the competition ends at 13:00 hrs on the 19th of May 2023. Remember, the aim is to generate the most social media engagement, so be creative, insightful, and inspiring!

Competition Rules and Conditions:

  1. Eligibility: The competition is open to all individuals aged 18 years and above.

  2. Entry: To enter the competition, participants must use the hashtag #NIWInfluencerAward in their posts. All posts must be related to Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI).

  3. Content: All content must be original, respectful, and not infringe on any copyrights. Any content found to be plagiarized, offensive or inappropriate will result in disqualification.

  4. Judging Criteria: The winners will be determined based on the number of likes, views, shares, and overall engagement their posts receive. The decision of the organizing committee will be final.

  5. Competition Period: The competition starts at 9:00 AM on the 16th of May 2023 and ends at 13:00 hrs on the 19th of May 2023. Any posts made outside this period will not be considered.

  6. Prizes: The first prize winner will receive KES 15,000, the second prize winner will receive KES 10,000, and the third prize winner will receive KES 5,000.
  7. Announcement of Winners: The winners will be announced before the closing session of the Innovation Week expected on 19th at 5:00pm.
  8. Prize Collection: Winners will be given the cheque during the closing ceremony.

The University of Nairobi is excited to host this novel competition. We can't wait to see the inspiring content you'll create, fostering a culture of innovation and scientific exploration. Good luck to all participants!


Tips for Participation:

  1. Content: The best content is not only interesting but also engaging. Think about what would spark curiosity and interest in the fields of science, technology, and innovation. Share a personal story, showcase a project, or even present a challenging problem and your unique solution!

  2. Engage: Respond to comments on your post and create a conversation around your content. This can drive more views and engagement.

  3. Promote: Share your posts on different platforms and encourage your friends, family, and network to engage with them. Remember, the more likes, views, and shares you get, the higher your chances of winning.

  4. Hashtags: Alongside our competition hashtag #NIWInfluencerAward, use relevant hashtags to increase the visibility of your posts. But remember, quality over quantity applies to hashtags too.

  5. Follow the Rules: Make sure your posts are in line with the rules and regulations of the competition. Any breach of rules may lead to disqualification.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Can I post on more than one social media platform  Yes, you can post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. However, remember to use the hashtag #NairobiInnovationWeekInfluencerAward in all your posts
  2. Is there a limit to the number of posts I can make? There's no limit. You can make as many posts as you want, if they are all related to Science, Technology, and Innovation, and follow the competition rules.
  3. What happens if there's a tie? In case of a tie, the organizing committee will decide the winner based on the quality and relevance of the content.
  4. Can I participate if I'm not in Nairobi or Kenya? Yes, the competition is open to everyone over the age of 18, irrespective of their geographical location.

We at the University of Nairobi are looking forward to your participation in the first-ever Nairobi Innovation Week Influencer Award. Let's make this event a success by spreading knowledge, promoting innovation, and inspiring future generations of thinkers, innovators, and influencers in the field of Science, Technology, and Innovation!


Contact and Support:

If you have further questions or require additional assistance, please feel free to reach out to us. You can contact us via:

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: + 0729 73 1175/ 0700 850 869
  3. Social Media: Direct message us on our official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok accounts.

We will do our best to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner.


The Nairobi Innovation Week Influencer Award is an exciting opportunity for individuals to showcase their passion for science, technology, and innovation. This competition fosters a platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and discussions, promoting a culture of scientific thinking and technological advancement.

As the University of Nairobi, we are thrilled to be at the forefront of such an initiative and are eagerly looking forward to the array of inspiring content that will be shared. We strongly believe that this competition will contribute significantly to inspiring the next generation of STI influencers.

Ready, set, influence! Let's make #NIWInfluencerAward trend for all the right reasons. Let the best influencer win!

Best of luck to all participants and may the most influential win!

Note: The University of Nairobi reserves the right to modify the competition rules if necessary. Any updates or changes will be communicated promptly via our official communication channels. Please ensure to stay updated and adhere to the rules for a fair competition.