GOIPEACE Essay Contest 2016

Hello guys!

It’s that time of the year again when the Youth from around the world , share their views and beliefs in what shapes a better world.

Yes it’s the Goipeace essay contest and it’s back this year as well!

This year’s theme is as follows:

“Education to Build a Better Future for All”
We live in a world with many complex problems, both local and global. What kind of education and learning would help us address these challenges and create a sustainable world and a better life for all? Describe your concrete ideas for an ideal education.

As long as you’re 25 years and under as of June 15th you’re pretty much good to enter. You can write it in English, French, German,  Spanish and of course Japanese.

While there is no entrance fee and there’s cool prizes, I’d like to suggest that when you write you write with the true intent rather than being Prize oriented. 

I’m no guru and I’m certainly not involved with the organization but the things I keep noticing about the winner’s essays is this:

They are personal.When you write your essay, you want it to be your own. Rather than writing on  how to deal with hypothetical issues and ideas. Your stories show what you faced and how you overcame your challenges to achieve some form of peace.

Some of the initiatives these youth have taken sounds pretty amazing. Presumably since this is your own ‘coming of age’ story you can show either the effects your experience has had on you and how it impacted the society around you. Although your experience doesn’t always translate to an outward community changer. I think I read one essay where the person showed they’re growth from an experience and their outlook on life.


Well Anyway what do I know. You should check it out yourself. This is a great essay contest that brings together a global community of Youth. You best believe I’ll be participating this year as well God willing.






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