Goi Peace International Essay Contest is an annual essay contest which 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.

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The theme for these year’s contest is “A Letter from Myself in 2030”.
As a contestant you need to imagine what an ideal world ten years from now would be like. Write a letter from yourself in 2030 to your present (2020) self, in which you describe the state of the world, the way people are living, and what you, yourself, are doing in society. In addition, include any important message that you might wish to tell your present self.

 

Location:

Japan

Benefits

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$900 as of Feb. 2020) … 1 entrant
2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450 as of Feb. 2020) and gift … 2 entrants
3rd Prize: Certificate and gift … 5 entrants
Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift … 25 entrants

Eligibilities

  • Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2020) in one of the following age categories:
    a) Children (ages up to 14)
    b) 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 and cover page. Essays may be typed or printed.
  • Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.
  • Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Entries may be submitted online or by postal mail.
To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page and follow the required steps.

Entries submitted by postal mail must include a cover page indicating
(1) your name (2) category (Children or Youth) (3) age as of June 15, 2020 (4) gender (5) nationality (6) address (7) e-mail (8) phone number (9) school name (if applicable) (10) your essay title (11) language (12) word count.

Entries must be received by June 15, 2020 (23:59 your local time).

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Application Deadline: June 15, 2020 (109 Days Remaining)

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For further inquiries concerning the International Essay Contest for Young People, please contact [email protected]
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