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International Essay Contest for Young People 2023

  • Deadline June 15, 2023
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This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity 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.

* This program is an activity within the framework of UNESCO’s Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs (ESD for 2030).

Theme “Youth Creating a Peaceful Future”

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:

  • 1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$740 as of Feb. 2023) and gift … 1 entrant
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$370 as of Feb. 2023) and gift … 3 entrants
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift … 5 entrants
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift … 25 entrants
  • 1st to 3rd prize winners will be invited to the Winners Gathering to be held online.

* Additional awards (Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable. * All prize winners will be announced on October 31, 2023 (Japan time) on this website. Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2023. * They are unable to answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.

Eligibilities

Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2023) in one of the following age categories:

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

Application Process

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page, and follow the required steps.
  • Entries submitted by postal mail or e-mail are not accepted.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2023

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High School Essay Contest

Welcome to the YFPI Essay Contest! We are providing high school students interested in international politics and foreign policy with an amazing opportunity to practice research skills, educate themselves, win prizes, and be published in Yale journals. Sign up to submit your essay today!

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What are the Prizes?

Essays will be graded by esteemed Yale professors in the Political Science department, Law School, and Jackson School of Global Affairs. Students whose essays place in the competition will have their work published in one of our multiple Yale publications and the winner will receive a cash prize of $300.

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Essay Prompt and Guidelines

Interested in giving it a shot? Learn more about the prompt, guidelines, prizes, and submission details on the document below. Essays will be due for submission by April 14th, 2024 at 11:59 pm EST.

Submit your Essay

Submit your paper today! Make sure to pay the entry fees and provide a viewable link of your pdf submission on the form below by April 14th, 2024 at 11:59 EST as detailed in the prompt guidelines. Thank you and good luck!

Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

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Before you register, please read the contest guidelines carefully.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Guidelines for the 2024 International Essay Contest for Young People will be announced on this website and through the Goi Peace Foundation’s mailing list and facebook page by mid-February 2024. Winners Announced! -->

When do I register?

  • You can submit your essay whenever you are ready.
  • Since entries tend to concentrate on the deadline date, we recommend you submit your essay earlier to avoid difficulties in accessing the registration page.

How do I submit my essay?

  • Before you register, please read the contest guidelines and FAQs carefully.
  • Create your essay file in either MS Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format. Your essay file size must be 2MB or less. Your essay must be typed, with your name, email address and essay title included at the top of the first page.
  • Go to either “Individual” or “School/Organization” Entrant Registration page.
  • After entering all required information, click “SUBMIT” button at the bottom of the page to create an account.
  • When your account is successfully created, you will be automatically logged in to “My Account”.
  • For “INDIVIDUAL”: In “My Account”, click “Register Essay” on the side menu, attach your essay by selecting the file on your computer, and click “SUBMIT”. Only one entry per person is accepted . Once your entry is successfully submitted, you can download your certificate from the “Download Certificate”.
  • For “SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION”: In “My Account”, click “Add/Delete Student” on the side menu, register one student per row, attach each essay by selecting the file on your computer, and click “SUBMIT.” Only one entry per person is accepted . Once your entry is successfully submitted, you can download your students’ certificates from the “Student List” and your certificate from the “Teacher‘s Certificate of Participation” on the side menu.
  • If you leave “My Account” page, you can log in again with your email address and password from “Entrant login” on the top menu.
  • Please note that you can only create one account with one email address.

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2021 international essay contest for young people – winners announced.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 International Essay Contest for Young People. From among 28,217 entries from 161 countries, the following winners were selected. We take this opportunity to thank all of you who participated in the contest!

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Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People 2024

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Deadline: June 15, 2024

Applications are open for the Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People 2024 . This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity 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.

The theme for the year is “My Experience of Overcoming Conflict”

Conflicts occur for a variety of reasons, including differences in opinions and values. Have you ever had an experience of overcoming a conflict that you were involved in? What did you learn from that experience? How do you want to make use of what you learned, for your own life and for society?

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:

  • 1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$660 as of Feb. 2024) and gift for 1 entrant
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$330 as of Feb. 2024) and gift for 3 entrants
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift for 5 entrants
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift for 25 entrants

Eligibility

  • Children (ages up to 14)
  • Youth (ages 15 – 25)
  • Essays must be 700 words or less in English or French, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese. Essays must be typed, with your name, email address and essay title included at the top of the first page.
  • There are no particular rules regarding formatting (font style, size, line space, etc.). However, essays must be submitted in either MS Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format.
  • Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group by creating an ‘account for school/organization entrant’ on the online registration page.
  • Essays must be original and unpublished.
  • Entries that include plagiarized content or content created by generative AI (such as ChatGPT) will be rejected.
  • Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

Application

Entries must be submitted online. To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page, and follow the required steps. Entries submitted by postal mail or e-mail are not accepted.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Goi Peace Foundation Contest .

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