Two Weeks In…

We are two weeks into the submissions of entries to the 2019 4YBY HIV Self-test Contest. Here are some highlights from last year and a reminder to share your ideas. We believe in youth participation and elevating youth voice for social change.

4YBY HIV Self-test contest provides a platform for Nigerian youth to be actively involved and lend their voice to address issues that affect them. Nigerian youth are often left behind in the creations of solutions for their health and well-being. 4YBY wants to change this narrative and is calling on your being to share their ideas on strategies to promote HIV prevention, specifically HIV self-testing.

To participate. You can share your ideas on “How will YOU promote HIV self-testing among youth in your community? ” by Sunday, November 17th 2019 at 11:59pm West African Time. More details on how to apply are provided here:

Do not hesitate to contact us through email at or cellphone +234 909 049 6884 if you have any questions.

4YBY 2019 World AIDS Day HIV Self-test Contest

4YBY 2019 World AIDS Day HIV Self-test Contest

We are happy to announce the launch of our 2nd HIV Self-testing Contest on October 15th 2019, which will remain open until Sunday, November 17th 2019, 11:59 pm West African Time. Top ideas from the entry will be invited to pitch their ideas at the 4YBY World AIDS Day event on December 1st, 2019

How Can You Participate:

1) Required- Submit your ideas through the contest application form that can be found on our website home page or using this form:

OR Submit your ideas through a physical form that can be picked up at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research ( 6 Edmund Crescent, off Murtala Mohammed Way, Yaba Lagos)

Contest Question: How will YOU promote HIV self-testing among youth in your community?

2) Follow us on Instagram :@4youthbyyouth or Facebook- 4 Youth by Youth or Twitter @4YouthbYouth

3) Optional – You can also post a selfie with your idea or a brief video of your idea on “Instagram or Facebook” and tag @4youthbyyouth and use #HIVSelfTestingContest

Contest submissions will be reviewed by members of the contest judging board based on four main judging criteria:
a) How well you describe your idea and how it addresses the problem of HIV testing in Nigeria;
b) How realistic your idea is;
c) How appealing your idea is to other young people; and
d) How creative and original your idea is.

To be eligible, you must be between 14 and 24 years and currently residing in Nigeria. Application is free

Top ideas will win cash prizes up to ₦250,000 and will have the opportunity to participate in Round 2 of the contest (Designathon) in 2020.

Last year were received over 900 entries from young people all over Nigeria. The World AIDS Day HIV Self-testing Contest is an opportunity for young people to share their ideas on issues that affect them. We are looking forward to receiving your ideas!

For any questions, you can reach us through email at or cellphone +234 909 049 6884