Submit your entry to the International Essay Contest for Young People and win cash prizes and a free trip to Japan. All nationalities can participate from anywhere in the world. The essay must be 700 words or less in order to qualify. However, the cover page and essay title are excluded from the word count.
This annual essay writing competition 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 young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.
“A LETTER FROM MYSELF IN 2030”
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.
The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:
1st Prize: Certificate, a prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900 ) 1 entrant
2nd Prize: Certificate, a prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450) 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
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.
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