Deadline:

June 15, 2020 (23:59 your local time)

Location:

Online

1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony to be held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2020 and will receive the Minister of Education Award. (Travel expenses will be covered by the organizer.)

(Award)

Description

International Essay Contest for Young People

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.

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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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:         

  • Writing

Required Languages

English, French, Spanish or German, or Japanese

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES

Program Period

  • All prize winners will be announced on October 31, 2020 (Japan time) on this website.
  •  Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2020.
  • We are unable to answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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  • Essays must be original and unpublished.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.
  • Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.
  • Entries may be submitted online or by postal mail.
  • A cover page template is available to download.

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Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • 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
  •  1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony to be held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2020 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, 2020 (Japan time) on this website. Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2020.

How to Apply

First Step: Entries may be submitted online or by postal mail.

IMPORTANT: To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page and follow the required steps. Since the online registration page is expected to experience high traffic towards the June 15 deadline, it is suggested  that you submit your essay as early as possible.

Note;

  1. Create your essay file in either DOC, DOCX or PDF format, including a cover page with your name, your essay title, and the list of ten acts of kindness you performed.
  2. (Note: You may create your own cover page or use the template available to download here.)
  3. Go to eitherIndividual or School/Group Entrant Registration page. & Create an account.
  4.  When your account is successfully created, you will be automatically logged in to your “Account Dashboard”.
  5.  For “INDIVIDUAL”: In your “Account Dashboard”, click “”Add Essay”” on the side menu, attach your essay by selecting the file on your computer, and click “SUBMIT”.Once your entry is successfully submitted, you can download your certificate from the “Download Certificate”.
  6. For “SCHOOL/GROUP”: In your “Account Dashboard”, click “”Add Student”” on the side menu, register one student per row, attach each essay by selecting the file on your computer, and   click “SUBMIT.”
  7.  Once your entry is successfully submitted, you can download your students’ certificates from the “Student List” and your certificate from the “Teacher’s Certificate” on the side menu.
  • 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.
  • If you leave your “Account Dashboard” 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.

Second Step: 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.

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More Details

Know more about this opportunity:

Official Website

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To learn how to write CV, Essays, Personal statement,  and know about recommendation letters click here:

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This Scholarship Published by:
Rahma Sabry/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Shrouk Saleh/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team