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Essay Contest For International Students 2013

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.

*This program is an activity of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

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For further inquiries concerning the International Essay Contest for Young People, please contact essay@goipeace.or.jp

Organized by

The Goi Peace Foundation

Endorsed by

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Japan Private High School Federation
Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Nikkei Inc.

Supported by

FELISSIMO CORPORATION, SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION

Essay Contest 2018 Flyer (PDF)

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Japanese
French
Spanish
German

Past Winning Essays

FAQ

Q1Are there any exceptions to the age limit for participating in the contest?

A1No, you must be 25 years old or younger as of June 15, 2018, which is the entry deadline date. That means you must be born after June 15, 1993. On the other hand, there is no minimum age requirement.

Q2Is there a fee for participating in this contest?

A2No, participation is free of charge.

Q3Do I have to be Japanese or Asian to join the contest?

A3A3: No, all nationalities can participate from anywhere in the world.

Q4My essay is a little over 700 words. Is it acceptable?

A4No, essays must be 700 words or less in order to qualify. However, the cover page and essay title are excluded from the word count. There is no minimum word count.

Q5Are the title and cover page included in the word count limit?

A5No, the 700 word count limit is for the body of the essay only.

Q6Do I need a cover page for my essay submitted online?

A6No, a cover page is only required for entries submitted by postal mail. For online entries, all required information is submitted through the registration form, and therefore, you do not need to include a cover page in your essay file.

Q7Can I give any title to my essay?

A7Yes, you can give your essay an original title as long as the content is in line with the theme.

Q8Is there a specific format for the essay (font style, size, line space, etc.)?

A8There are no particular rules regarding formatting. However, your essay file should be submitted in either MS Word(DOC/DOCX) or PDF format.

Q9Can I quote from books or websites? If so, where should I write the reference?

A9If you use quotations, please include the reference at the bottom of the essay. The reference should not be included in the word count.

Q10Can I add photos, images, or my biography to my essay?

A10No. Please send your essay only.

Q11Can I submit my essay via email?

A11No, we do not accept entries by email. Please submit your essay either by postal mail or through the online registration page: http://goipeace-essaycontest.org/* This link will be activated soon.

Q12Can I submit a hand-written essay?

A12Yes, we accept hand-written essays. You can either send it by postal mail or submit a scanned PDF copy through the online registration page: http://goipeace-essaycontest.org/* This link will be activated soon.

Q13Can I submit more than one essay?

A13Yes, you can submit more than one essay as long as the contents are different. They can also be written in different languages. Please use the same account to submit multiple essays online.

Q14Can I submit my essay in my native language?

A14Essays are accepted in English, French, Spanish, German or Japanese only, since these are the only languages the contest organizers and judges can read. However, we can accept essays written in other languages, if they are accompanied by translations in one of the accepted languages.

Q15Can we co-write and submit one essay as a team?

A15No. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

Fraser Institute invites applications for essay contest available for Canadian and foreign students, studying in Canada or abroad. Submissions will be considered from secondary and post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students in all disciplines. An essay can have more than one author and any prizes awarded will be split evenly between the authors. New prize amount for 2014 is $9,000 (cash prizes). In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners may be published in Canadian Student Review once they have gone through the peer review process. The application deadline is May 30, 2014.

Study Subject (s):Contest is available in all disciplines.
Course Level:Essay Contest is available for secondary and post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students.
Scholarship Provider: Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility:
-The contest is open to Canadian and foreign students, studying in Canada or abroad. A student is defined as someone who attends school in the 2013/2014 school year.
-Submissions will be considered from secondary and post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students in all disciplines.
-There will be three separate categories: High School, undergraduate, and graduate students. The category definitions are based on your status in the 2013/2014 school year; for example, if you are an undergraduate student from fall 2013 until spring 2014, you qualify in the ‘Undergraduate’ category.
-An essay can have more than one author, and any prizes awarded will be split evenly between the authors.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Canadian and foreign students can apply for this Essay Contest.

Scholarship Description: Showcase your ideas on public policy and the role of markets by entering essay competition. New prize amount for 2014 is $9,000. The topic of essay is “The rise of crony capitalism: how government and business gain at the taxpayers’ expense”. Crony capitalism occurs when government and businesses collude to create advantages for some at the expense of others. It distorts market competition and can promote reckless behavior, leading to power and money shifts, and creates unequal opportunities for those involved. Crony capitalism can take several forms, including taxes, tariffs, subsidies, price controls, regulations, and bailouts. Society pays the economic and socials costs of cronyism. These costs include corruption, reduced competition, less business and job opportunities, inflated prices, and a general decrease in economic activity.

What does it cover?Prizes will be awarded in three separate categories:
High School, 1st Prize: $1,500, 2nd Prize: $1,000 and 3rd Prize: $500
Undergraduate: 1st Prize: $1,500, 2nd Prize: $1,000 and 3rd Prize: $500
Graduate: 1st Prize: $1,500, 2nd Prize: $1,000 and 3rd Prize: $500
Winning essays may be published in Fraser Institute journals. All entries become the property of the Fraser Institute. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners may be published in Canadian Student Review once they have gone through the peer review process.

Selection Criteria: Entries will be judged on originality, clear expression of ideas, and understanding of competitive markets.

How to Apply:
-Entry must include a typed essay of 1,000-1,500 words, and a cover sheet including the student’s name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. High school students should include school and grade. Post-secondary students should include school, major, and year of graduation. The topic of essay is “The rise of crony capitalism: how government and business gain at the taxpayers’ expense”.
–Online entries may be submitted as a Word or a PDF document. Finalists will be required to send their essay as a Word document, if they have not already done so.
-Entries must include references cited from academic sources. Any academically acceptable referencing style may be used.
-The cover page, references and image/graph captions are not included in the word limit.
-Please note that if you are a finalist and include a graph in your essay, you will be required to send it to us in an Excel file with the underlying data in order that we can recreate it in house. If you want to include a previously published graph for which you do not have the underlying data, you must cite its source appropriately to prove that you have permission to reuse it.
-If you have a foreign postal code or telephone number that is not accepted on the online application form, please write it in the Comments box, and use ‘X1X 1X1’ or ‘123-123-1234’ in the actual postal code or telephone number field.

Scholarship Application Deadline:The application deadline is May 30, 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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