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International Essay Contest for Young People 2021

International Essay Contest for Young People 2021

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Applications call for International Essay Contest for Young People 2021. This annual essay contest is organized in an effort 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 the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.


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

  • 1st Prize: Certificate, a prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900 as of March 2021) and gift for 1 entrant
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, a prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450 as of March 2021) and gift for 3 entrants
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift for 5 entrants
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift for 25 entrants


Requirements for International Essay Contest for Young People 2021

  • Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2021) in one of the following age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14) b) 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 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.


  • 1st to 3rd prize winners will be invited to the Winners Gathering to be held online.
  • Additional awards (Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable.
  • All prize winners will be announced on October 31, 2021 (Japan time) on this website.
  • Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2021.
  • Goi Peace is unable to answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.

To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 June,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerGoi Peace



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