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International Essay Contest for Young People 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Jun-2018
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AwardCash prize of up to JPY 100,000 and certificates
EligibilityAnyone up to 25 years of age
RegionJapan
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International Essay Contest c/o The Goi Peace Foundation
1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan
Email: essay@goipeace.or.jp

What is International Essay Contest for Young People 2018?

International Essay Contest for Young People 2018 invites entries from students up to 25 years of age as on 15 June 2018. The key objective of the contest is to harness the creativity, energy and initiative of world's youth in promoting a culture of sustainable development and peace. The program also aims at inspiring the society to learn from young minds and think about how each individual can make a difference in the world. 

Who is offering this scholarship ?

The contest is being organised by the Goi Peace Foundation which is guided by the vision of "the declaration for all life on earth". 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The eligibility criteria for the contest is divided into two categories -
  • Applicants up to 14 years of age as on 15 June 2018 (Children category) 
  • Applicants between 15 and 25 years of age as on 15 June 2018 (Youth category) 

How can you apply ?

Eligible applicants can apply for the contest either online or offline through following steps -
Online application
Step 1: Click here to register as an individual or school/organization. 
Step 2: Create an account. 
Step 3: Once the account is created, log in using registered email id and password. 
Step 4: Click on the "Add Essay" option available on the side menu and upload the written essay. 
Step 5: Submit the essay and download applicant's certificate. 
Offline application 
Step 1: Prepare a cover page for the essay containing information like category, essay title, the name of the applicant, address, phone number, email, nationality, age, gender, word count and school name (if applicable). 
Step 2: Write the essay as per the specified guidelines.
Step 3: Send the essay to 
International Essay Contest c/o The Goi Peace Foundation
1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan
Note: The youth directors and teachers can submit a collection of entries from their group or class by enclosing the list of participants' names, ages, name and contact of submitting teacher or director. 

What are the benefits ?

The winners of this contest will receive -
  • First prize - One entrant in each category will receive JPY 100,000, a certificate and a gift. 
  • Second prize - A total of two entrants in each category will receive JPY 50,000, a certificate and a gift. 
  • Third prize - A total of five entrants in each category will receive certificate and gift. 
  • Honourable mention - A total of 25 entrants in each category will receive honourable mention that includes a certificate and gift. 

Terms and Conditions

  • The theme of the essay this year is "The Change I Want to Make". 
  • This contest is an activity of UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). 
  • The essays can be submitted in English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese language. 
  • If applicants are submitting the essay in English, French, German or Spanish, the word count should be 700 words or less. 
  • The format of the document uploaded online should be either MS Word or PDF. 
  • If applicants are submitting the essay in Japanese, the word count should be 1600 characters or less (excluding the title of the essay and the cover page). 
  • Essays may be printed or typed. 
  • Essays submitted must be unpublished and original. 
  • Essays containing plagiarism will be rejected. 
  • Essays must be written by one person only. 
  • The copyright of the essays will be assigned to the organizer. 

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