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1st European Solidarity Essay Prize 2020 Online

1st European Solidarity Essay Prize 2020 Online

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Apply for the 1st European Solidarity Essay Prize 2020 Online. The deadline for the application is 20th June 2020.

Run by the charity Action for Education, they are inviting essay submissions from students of ages 13-18 to take part in the 1st European Solidarity Essay Prize. Additionally, the competition aims to encourage Secondary and High School students to engage with contemporary issues of solidarity in Europe during the COVID-19 period. Applicants can make submissions either individually, or via the school, and winning submissions will receive cash prizes of €300, €200, and €100, as well as publication in our online journal. Furthermore, a panel of professional authors and journalists will select these winning submissions.

Furthermore, Action for Education (AFE) is a grassroots nonprofit supporting refugee children and youth on the Aegean Islands in Greece. AFE also seeks to raise awareness and to work with European society to develop better ways of welcoming refugees.

The essay prize has two categories:

  1. 13-15 years category: Write a creative story that compares your experience of lockdown with the experience of those in a refugee camp. (Max. 1000 words)
  2. Likewise, 16-18 years category: To what extent is solidarity under threat at Europe’s borders? (1500-2000 words)


The Action for Education’s competition team will long-list submissions will be long-listed, and the top 10 essays in each category shortlisted for review by a panel of judges (to be announced). Additionally, 3 prizes will be distributed for each category with the same cash amounts:

  1. 1st Prize: €300
  2. 2nd Prize: €200
  3. 3rd Prize: €100


Open to everyone aged 13 – 18 living in Europe.

Visit the official website for further details.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline20 June,2020
FieldCompetitions and Awards
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerAction for Education



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