Login to your account
Don't have an account yet?
Create your own account and receive notifications of opportunities of your interest, save the opportunity you like and discuss.
International Essay Contest for Young People 2020

International Essay Contest for Young People 2020

Country: Japan
City: Tokyo
Looks like you haven't logged in.
Login to save opportunities.


The Goi Peace Foundation invites students and individuals to take part in the 2020 International Essay Contest for Young People. The main motive of organizing this essay contest is 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.

Theme of Essay 

The theme of 2020 International Essay Contest for Young People is “A Letter from Myself in 2030”. Candidates should imagine what an ideal world ten years from now would be like and write a letter from yourself in 2030 to your present (2020) self, in which they describe the state of the world, the way people are living, and what them, themselves, are doing in society. In addition, candidates should include any important message that you might wish to tell their present self.


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

  • 1st Prize: Certificate, the cash prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900 as of Feb. 2020) to the winner.
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, the cash prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450 as of Feb. 2020) and gift to two runner ups.
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gifts to 5 candidates.

Furthermore,  25 honorable mentions candidates will get the certificate. The first prize winners will the opportunity to attend the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan in November 2020 and will receive the Minister of Education Award. The Goi Peace Foundation will cover all the travel expenses. In addition to that, additional awards (Recognition for Effort, Best School Award, School Incentive Award) are also available.


  • This 2020 International Essay Contest for Young People is one to anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2020) in one of the following age categories; Children (ages up to 14) and Youth (ages 15 – 25).
  • Essays must be 700 words or less in English, French, Spanish or German, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, excluding essay title and cover page. Moreover, essays must be typed or printed.
  • The essay must be original and unpublished. The Goi Foundation will immediately disqualify the plagiarized entries
  • Essays must be written by one person as co-authored essays are not eligible.
  • Furthermore, the copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.

Candidates must submit their entries by June 15, 2020.

Useful links


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 June,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerGoi Peace Foundation



Your email address will not be published. Fields marked with * are required.