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UNESCO International Essay Competition 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Jun-2017
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AwardInvitation to the award ceremony to be held in Tokyo and will receive the minister of education award (travel expenses), recognition, certificates and gifts
EligibilityAge up to 25 years
RegionAll
Scholarship provider contact details

The Goi Peace Foundation, Heiwa Daiichi Bldg. 1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan, Phone: 81(3)3265-2071, Email: info@goipeace.or.jp

What is UNESCO International Essay Competition 2017?

UNESCO International Essay Competition 2017 invites application for the students up to 25 years old as of June 15, 2017, in the age categories of children (ages up to 14), youth (ages 15 to 25) with the objective to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world. Students have to write an essay about the theme 'Learning from Nature' and it must be of 700 or fewer words. The winners can win an invitation to the award ceremony to be held in Tokyo and will receive the minister of education award (travel expenses), recognition, certificates and gifts.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Students up to 25 years old as of June 15, 2017, in the following age categories:

  • Children (ages up to 14)
  • Youth (ages 15 - 25)

How can you apply ?

The application can be done online or by post with the following steps:
Online:
Step 1:
Click to register to 'Individual' or 'School/Organisation'.
Step 2: After entering all required information, attach your essay by selecting the file on your computer (the essay file must be in MS Word or PDF format) 
Step 3: Submit.

By post:
Step 1:
Write an essay which must be 700 words or less in English, French, Spanish or German, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, excluding essay title and cover page (essays may be typed or printed).
Step 2: Attach a cover page indicating: category (Children or Youth), your essay title, your name, address, phone number, email, nationality, age as of June 15, 2017, gender, school name (if applicable), word count.
Step 3: If teachers and youth directors have to submit a collection of essays from their class or group.
Step 4: Enclose a list of students' names, ages and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director.
Step 5: Send it to the given address:

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

Terms and Conditions

Theme:
Learning from Nature: Modern civilisation has developed through controlling nature and exploiting its resources. At the same time, we human beings are part of the natural world, and nature has many things to teach us. Scientists, philosophers, poets, and artists have all found inspiration in nature. What can we learn from nature, and how can we make use of that learning for the future? Please describe your ideas, including your own observations and experiences.

Guidelines:

  • Essays must be 700 words or less in English, French, Spanish or German, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, excluding essay title and cover page. Essays may be typed or printed.
  • Essays must have a cover page indicating:
  1. Category (Children or Youth)
  2. Your essay title
  3. Your name
  4. Address
  5. Phone number
  6. Email
  7. Nationality
  8. Age as of June 15, 2017
  9. Gender
  10. School name (if applicable)
  11. Word count.
  12. 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.
  13. Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.

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