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Win #300,000 In The International Essay Contest for Young People
It's time again for the annually organized essay contest, which is aimed at harnessing the creativity and world youth's initiative.
The major aim is to promote a culture of peace while sustaining positive developments.
It is also focused on inspiring the society to listen and learn from young minds who are eager to make positive changes in our world today.

*This program is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

The Theme Of This Year's Competition:
“The Change I Want to Make”
What is the one thing you would like to change the most to make your school, workplace, community, country or the world a better place? How would you bring about that change?
Please share your concrete ideas.

Writing Guidelines

1. Essays can be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2018) 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 and cover page. Essays may be typed or printed.
3. Entries can be submitted online or by postal mail.
* PLEASE NOTE: To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page and follow the required steps.
4. Entries submitted by postal mail must include a cover page (free format) indicating:
(1) category (Children or Youth) 
(2) your essay title 
(3) your name 
(4) address 
(5) phone number 
(6) e-mail 
(7) nationality 
(8) age as of June 15, 2018 
(9) gender 
(10) school name (if applicable) 
(11) 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.
* We are unable to confirm receipt of essays.
5. Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.
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.

Deadline: June 15, 2018
Awards The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:
1st Prize: Certificate, prize of N328,055 (approx. US$900 as of February 2018) and gift ... 1 entrant
2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of N164,027 (approx. US$450 as of February 2018) and gift ... 2 entrants
3rd Prize: Certificate and gift ... 5 entrants
Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift ... 25 entrants

* 1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony to be held in Tokyo, Japan on November 23, 2018 and will receive the Minister of Education Award. (Travel expenses will be covered by the organizer.)
* Additional awards (Recognition for Effort, Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable.
* All prize winners will be announced on October 31, 2018 (Japan time) on this website. Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2018.
* We are unable to answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.

You can find out more on  GoIPeace.or.jp!

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