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2024 International Essay Contest for Young People | Prize of 100,000 Yen | 

2024 International Essay Contest for Young People | Prize of 100,000 Yen |

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2024 International Essay Contest for Young People | Prize of 100,000 Yen |

The 2024 International Essay Contest for Young People is organized annually with the aim of harnessing the energy, creativity, and initiative of the world’s youth to promote a culture of peace and sustainable development, while inspiring society to learn from the young minds and contemplate how each individual can make a difference in the world.

The Theme for the year 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?


The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:

  • 1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$660 as of Feb. 2024) and gift … 1 entrant
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$330 as of Feb. 2024) and gift … 3 entrants
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift 5 entrants
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift 25 entrants

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Eligibility for 2024 International Essay Contest

  • Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2024) in one of the following age categories:
    • Children (ages up to 14)
    • Youth (ages 15 – 25)
  • Essays must be 700 words or less in English or French, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese. Essays must be typed, with your name, email address and essay title included at the top of the first page.
  • There are no particular rules regarding formatting (font style, size, line space, etc.). However, essays must be submitted in either MS Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format.
  • Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group by creating an ‘account for school/organization entrant’ on the online registration page.
  • Essays must be original and unpublished.
  • Entries that include plagiarized content or content created by generative AI (such as ChatGPT) will be rejected.
  • Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

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Application of 2024 International Essay Contest

Entries must be submitted online. To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page, and follow the required steps. Entries submitted by postal mail or e-mail are not accepted.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 June,2024
OrganizerGoi Peace Foundation
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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