Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2019.
The annual 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.
First Prize winners will be invited to Tokyo, Japan, and will receive the Minister of Education Award at the Goi Peace Foundation Forum in November 2019.
Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 year old. This opportunity was originally published on the UNESCO website.
Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2019) in one of the following categories: a)Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15-25) The theme for the 2019 Contest is “Creating a Society Full of Kindness”.
The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively: 1 Prize: Certificate and gift to 5 entrants Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift to 25 entrants.
The theme for this year’s contest is: CREATING A SOCIETY FULL OF KINDNESS As 20th anniversary special edition, this year’s contest involves action in addition to writing, so that participating in the contest directly contributes to creating a better world.
Participants are asked to carry out ten acts of kindness, and then use their experience as inspiration in writing their essays.
Young people from around the world are invited to reflect on these questions and enter the 2019 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a GAP Key Partner.
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.