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UNESCO International Essay Competition 2015

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Jun-2015
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AwardCash Prize , Certificate and gift
EligibilityUpto 25 years of age
RegionAll India
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International Essay Contest c/o The Goi Peace Foundation

1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan

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What is UNESCO International Essay Competition 2015?

Organized by The Goi Peace Foundation

Endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Japan Private High School Federation

Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Nikkei Inc.



Theme :"Building Peace in Our Hearts and Minds"

UNESCO was created 70 years ago to build peace in the minds of men and women as a way to attain lasting peace in the world. What does it mean to build peace in our hearts and minds? How does it relate to the world around us? Please illustrate your ideas with your personal experience.


    1st Prize: Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$840 as of February 2015) (1 entrants)
    2nd Prize: Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$420 as of February 2015) (2 entrants)
    3rd Prize: Certificate and gift (5 entrants)
    Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift (25 entrants)

First Prize Winners wins a trip to Tokyo

    1st prize winners will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan  in December 2015
    The trip will be sponsored by the organisers.
    Additional awards will also be given if applicable:
        Recognition of effort
        Best school award
        School incentive award

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

1. Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2015) in one of the following

     age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14)  b) Youth (ages 15 - 25)

2. 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.

3. Essays must have a cover page indicating (a) category (Children or Youth) (b) essay title (c) your name

     (d) address (e) phone number (f) e-mail (g) nationality (h) age as of June 15, 2015 (i) gender

     (j) school name (if applicable) (k) 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.

4.Entries may be submitted by postal mail or online.

*IMPORTANT: To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page at and follow the required steps.

5. Essays must be original and unpublished.

6. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

7. Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.

How can you apply ?

Offline Submission: Entries may be submitted by postal mail to the following address

International Essay Contest
c/o The Goi Peace Foundation
1-4-5 Hirakawacho,Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 102-0093 Japan

Online Submission :

For submitting online they must go to the online registration page at and follow the required steps.


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