- Host: GOI Peace Foundation
- Host country: Japan
- Open to: All Nationals
- Target: Children, Youths
- Deadline: 15th June, 2021
The GOI Peace Foundation International Essay Contest 2021 is currently open for entries.
About the GOI Peace Foundation International Essay Contest
The GOI Peace Foundation International essay contest is organized by the in order to tap into the energy, creativity, and initiative of the world’s youth in order to promote a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to motivate society to learn from young people and consider how each of us can make a positive 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: What is life?
To you, what does life imply? Have you ever had an experience that caused you to ponder life’s meaning? What can you do to cherish and enliven your own life, as well as all life on the planet?
The GOI Peace Foundation International Essay is organized by the GOI Peace Foundation and endorsed the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Japan Private High School Federation Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Nikkei Inc.
- Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2021) in one of the following age categories:
- 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 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.
- Your name and essay title are not included in the word count limit.
- Entries must be submitted online. To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page at www.goipeace.or.jp and follow the required steps. Entries submitted by postal mail or e-mail are not accepted. 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.
- Only one entry per person is accepted.
- We are unable to confirm receipt of essays.
- Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.
- Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
- Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.
- 1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900 as of March 2021) and gift ………… 1 entrant
- 2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450 as of March 2021) and gift …………. 3 entrants
- 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift ………. 5 entrants
- Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift ………….. 25entrants
- 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, 2021 on the Goi Peace Foundation website www.goipeace.or.jp. Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2021.
We are unable to answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.
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Entries must be submitted online.
To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page at www.goipeace.or.jp and follow the required steps. Entries submitted by postal mail or e-mail are not accepted.
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.
NOTE: Only one entry per person is accepted. We are unable to confirm receipt of essays.
For more information visit the official website of GOI Peace Foundation International Essay Contest