International Essay Competition for Young People From 14 Years Old.


Deadline: June 15, 2015

The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO are offering International Essay Contest for young people around the world. The international Essay contest is aimed to enable young people develop their full potential, as they are crucial for the shaping of our future.

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

Essay Theme

“Building Peace in Our Hearts and Minds”

Eligibility

  • Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2015) in one of the following age categories: Children (ages up to 14) or Youth (ages 15 – 25)
  • Essays must be 700 words or less in English, French, Spanish or German, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, excluding essay title. Essays may be typed or printed.

Award

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:
  • 1st Prize: Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$840 as of February 2015) 1 entrant
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$420 as of February 2014) for 2 entrants
  • 3rd Prize:  Certificate and gift for 5 entrants
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift  for 25 entrants
Criteria

Essays must have a cover page indicating:

  • (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) essay title (3) your name (4) address (5) phone number (6) e-mail (7) nationality (8) age as of June 15, 2015 (9) gender (10) school name (if applicable) (11) word count.
  • Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group.
  • Please enclose a list of participants’ names, ages and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director.
  • * Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.
  • * Please note that the organizer is unable to confirm receipt of essays or answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.
  • Entries may be submitted by postal mail or online.
  • Essays must be original and unpublished.
  • Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
  • Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer
Application

Applicants are required to mail their essay to

International Essay Contest
c/o The Goi Peace Foundation
1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan
OR send online through www.goipeace.or.jp

For inquires, please contact essay@goipeace.or.jp
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