The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) in collaboration with University of Rwanda (UR) and Rwanda Consumer Rights Protection Organization (ADECOR) is launching/organizing the first edition of Competition and Consumer Rights Essay Contest. This is going to be an annual staged event where contestants will research, generate and articulate impactful ideas on how Competition and Consumer Rights can be promoted and protected. The event is to encourage discussion around Consumer Rights, Competition and Regulatory related issues as a strategic approach to increase awareness and compliance by traders. We are therefore inviting young people and University students to enter into the writing competition entitled “Competition & Consumer Rights Essay Contest 1st Edition”. The contest is organized as a part of awareness rising campaigns among students, individual consumers, civil society organizations, policymakers, business community and academia. The awareness program is also expected to serve as an eye opener to students and excite more research projects on this subject matter.