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1325 and Beyond International Essay Competition

1325 and Beyond International Essay Competition 2020

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The Heinrich Böll Foundation Washington, DC calls application for international graduate student essay competition 1325 And Beyond. The essay contest intends to highlight innovative and imaginative ideas and strategies to achieve the objectives of 1325 in the 2020s. The 1325 And Beyond International Essay Competition aims to highlight innovative and imaginative strategies to achieve the objectives of 1325 in the next decade—the 2020s. The top five essays will be recognized and will receive a monetary award.


  • First place winner: $1,325
  • Second place winner: $1,000
  • Third place winner: $750
  • Fourth and fifth place: $250

Essay Focus

Essays must focus on the future—the next decade, specifically. The question is how best to move the objectives of UNSCR 1325 and the WPS agenda forward in the 2020s, given the successes and failures of the last two decades.

  • Essays must contain specific and practical (realistic) recommendations for civil society, states, and/or international organizations.
  • Essays can focus on only one international actor (e.g. civil society, a particular state or group of states, the United Nations, a regional organization) or on a multitude of international actors.


Essay submissions are open to young professionals with an MA or higher academic degree, and students currently enrolled in a MA, Ph.D., JD, or corresponding graduate program at a university or equivalent academic institution in 2020. Recent graduates, as well as individuals who will be enrolled in a graduate program within the next academic year, will also be considered. All genders can apply.


  • Essays must be the individuals’ own original pieces of work, not previously published.
  • Essays must be written in the English language and be between 1,500 and 2,000 words.
  • Submissions must also include: (1) a 250-word summary; (2) a bibliography; (3) a brief biography; Optional: a copy of school/university enrollment; Optional – a photo.
  • The biography should include: a) full name of the individual; b) name of the school or university and program in which the student is enrolled OR individual’s employment information; c) individual contact information (email and phone number).
  • Essays must be typed (single-spaced) in 12-point Times New Roman and submitted in both Word and PDF format.
  • Essays and other submission requirements must be submitted by May 10th, 2020 at midnight EST to the online submission form.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline10 May,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerHeinrich Boll Foundation
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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