08.02.2013 - Social and Human Sciences Sector

2013 International Essay Contest for Young People - Call for Essays

Young women and men from across the world are invited to participate in the 2013 International Essay Contest for Young People. The theme for this year's contest is "The power of culture to create a better future." It is open to anyone up to 25 years old. Deadline for entries: 30 June 2013.

The contest is organized by The Goi Peace Foundation, endorsed by the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, Japan Private High School Federation, Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Nikkei Inc., and supported by Felissimo Corporation.

Every part of the world has its own culture. Culture includes the arts, traditions and customs of a country or region, as well as the wisdom, values, lifestyles and trends of the people living there. In order to build a peaceful world, we need to acknowledge and respect each other's cultures. What aspects of the culture in your country or region do you take pride in? How can young people make the most of them to create a better future?

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination 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.

Goi Peace Foundation, essay(at)goipeace.or.jp

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