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.
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.
Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 year old.
The necessity of enhancing civil awareness and participation in stepping up the cooperation among SEE countries along with strengthening the interpersonal contacts, especially among the young people in the region as a bridge between various nations and cultures, underlies the idea for conducting a regional youth essay writing contest.
Your total word count should be between 150 and 300 typed pages.
You must also have already published a novel or book-length work of fiction “with a reputable publisher,” or no fewer than three short stories or novellas in nationally-recognized journals.
US0 from Jerome Poitou will fund a winner from Haiti who naturally wins this next year's competition and Dame Linda Dobbs' funding will be awarded to the top female winner this year.
Created to give an opportunity for visually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace, the International Essay Contest is a staple of Lions clubs around the world.
Essays must be no longer than 500 words in length, submitted in English, typed in black ink and double-spaced.
When I was about 12, I saw an ad in a magazine for a poetry contest that sounded fancy and impressive, something like “International Library of Poetry.” I bled poetry at that age, so I crossed my fingers and sent in a poem I’d been slaving over for weeks.