July 16, 2024

2024 International Essay Contest for Young People

Deadline: June 15, 2024

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone up to 25 years old.

There are two age categories:
• Children (up to 14 years old)
• Youth (15-25 years old)

Short description
This annual essay contest for young people is organized by the Goi Peace Foundation based in Japan.

This year’s theme is “My Experience of Overcoming Conflict”.

Conflicts occur for a variety of reasons, including differences in opinions and values. Have you ever had an experience of overcoming a conflict that you were involved in? What did you learn from that experience? How do you want to make use of what you learned, for your own life and for society?

Essays must be 700 words or less in English or French, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese.

Essays must be original and unpublished. Only one entry per person is accepted.

Entries must be submitted online

Entry fees
The competition is free to enter.

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category:
• 1st prize (1 winner): certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen and gift
• 2nd prize (3 winners): certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen and gift
• 3rd prize (5 winners): certificate and gift


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