Global Citizenship Education Storytelling Contest 2019

SEAMEO QITEP in Language (SEAQIL) and Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) are organizing a storytelling contest on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) for teachers and students of teacher-training institutions (pre-service teachers).

SEAQIL and APCEIU acknowledge the importance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Education 2030 agenda by promoting GCED and the value of storytelling as an effective pedagogical tool. In this context, SEAQIL and APCEIU are co-organizing the “GCED Storytelling Contest – Stories of Global Citizens in My Neighbourhood” to collect and disseminate the stories with the values related to and the need for global citizenship and learning to live together.

GCED can be approached through specific thematic areas. Your stories may include the following themes:

  • Cultural diversity & intercultural understanding
  • Globalization & social justice
  • Human rights
  • Peace
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Other related topics/cross –topics


  • Prize Money for the Winners
    • USD 1,000/story for 3 in-service teachers
    • USD 700/story by 3 students of teacher-training institutions
  • Publication Opportunities: The selected stories will be-
    1. Uploaded on the organizers’ websites and published in their magazines such as APCEIU’s <SangSaeng>
    2. Used in various publications and workshops (as reference materials) of SEAQIL and APCEIU


The targets of the GCED Storytelling Contest include both in-service and pre-service teachers of SEAMEO Member Countries (teachers in formal, non-formal and informal educational institutionsand pre-service teachers (students of teacher-training institutions)).

Eligible Regions: Southeast Asia Countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam

Application Process

  • Submission of stories: 10 November 2019
  • Screening and Selection: 15 November 2019
  • Announcement of Selection Process: 25 November 2019

Application Deadline: November 10, 2019

Application ClosedOfficial link

For Further Queries

SEAMEO QITEP in Language Tel:+62 (021) 7888 4106 Email:[email protected]
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