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International Essay Contest

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The contest for young people launched by The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO aim at inspiring society to learn from young minds and consider how each person can make a difference in the world.

Theme of this year’s theme is « My experience of overcoming conflict ».


  • Essays can be submitted by individuals up to 25 years old (as of 15 June 2024) in one of these age categories: Children (ages up to 14); Youth (ages 15 – 25);
  • The word limit is 700 words for English or French, or 1600 characters for Japanese;
  • Teachers and youth directors can submit a collection of essays from their group;
  • Each essay must be original and unpublished, and only one entry per person is accepted;
  • Co-authored essays are not accepted, and the copyright will be assigned to the organiser;
  • Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organiser;
  • Entries must be in MS Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format;
  • For further support please consult the FAQ.


The awards for the Children’s and Youth categories are as follows:

  • 1st Prize: Certificate, 100,000 Yen (approx. US$ 660), and a gift (1 winner);
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, 50,000 Yen (approx. US$ 330) (2 winners);
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and a gift (5 winners);
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and a gift (25 winners).


1st to 3rd prize winners will be invited to the Winners Gathering to be held online.

Deadline: 15/06/2024.

Find out more here.

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