In connection to this special decace, the Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO are holding an essay contest with big prizes at stake. The theme of this year's International Essay Contest is "The role of science in building a better world." Young people from around the world are invited to submit their innovative ideas on this theme. If you're 25 years old or below, read on for more details!
One 1st Prize Winner- Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$1,000) + round-trip tickets to Tokyo, Japan for the awarding ceremony
Two 2nd Prize Winners - Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$500)
Five 3rd Prize Winners - Certificate and gift
Twenty Five Honorable Mention Winners - Certificate and gift
HOW TO JOIN:
1. Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 30, 2009) in one of the following age categories:
a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 - 25)
2. Essays must be 800 words or less, typed or printed in English, French, Spanish or German.
3. Essays must have a cover page indicating: (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) essay title (3) your name (4) postal address (5) phone number (6) e-mail address (7) nationality (8) age as of June 30, 2009 (9) sex (10) school name (if applicable) (11) word count. Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group. Please enclose a list of participants' names and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director. (Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.)
4. Entries may be submitted by postal mail or e-mail. (Email entries must be in text or MS Word format, with the cover page and essay sent together as one document.)
5. Essays must be original and unpublished. Each essay must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
6. Please send your entries to: International Essay Contest c/o The Goi Peace Foundation
1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan, OR email your essay to: firstname.lastname@example.org
30 JUNE 2009 (Thanks to reader Sabrina for pointing out the typo. Have a blessed Sunday!)