This annual essay contest by UNESCO 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.
The theme for this year's contest is - "The Change I Want to Make. What is the one thing you would like to change the most to make your school, workplace, community, country or the world a better place? How would you bring about that change?"
Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2018) in one of the following age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14) and b) Youth (ages 15 - 25). Essays must be 700 words or less in English, French, Spanish or German, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, excluding essay title and cover page. Essays may be typed or printed.
The grand prize winner receives 100,000 Yen in prize money and an opportunity to go to Japan in November on a fully funded trip.
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