Are you ready to make a difference in the world? The Goi Peace Foundation invites young minds from all corners of the globe to participate in an exciting essay contest designed to bring out the best in youth creativity, energy, and initiative.

This prestigious contest is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, alongside esteemed organizations such as the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, and the Japan Private High School Federation, and supported by two corporations.

This year’s contest is delving into the theme of “My Experience of Overcoming Conflict.” In a world where conflicts arise due to differences in opinions and values, your unique story of resolution could light the way for others. Have you ever faced a conflict and come out stronger on the other side? What valuable lessons did you learn, and how can they be applied to promote peace and sustainable development?

Who Can Participate?

This contest is open to anyone up to 25 years old, categorized into two age groups:

  • Children: up to 14 years old
  • Youth: 15 to 25 years old

We’re looking for essays that are 700 words or less in English or French, or 1600 characters in Japanese. Remember to include your name, email address, and essay title at the top of your submission, and ensure your essay is original and unpublished.

How to Enter

Submit your essay online by June 15, 2024, through the Goi Peace Foundation’s website. Please note that we accept only one entry per person, and make sure your essay is your work, as entries including plagiarized content or content created by AI will be rejected.

Prizes and Recognition

Winners will be celebrated in both the Children’s and Youth categories, with prizes including invitations to an exclusive Winners Gathering held online. Moreover, special awards will be given to outstanding schools. All prize winners will be announced on October 31, 2024, and will receive certificates and gifts by January 2025.

Why Participate?

This isn’t just an essay contest; it’s a chance to contribute to a global conversation on peace and sustainable development. By sharing your story, you’re not only gaining a platform to showcase your ideas but also the opportunity to inspire change in society. The Goi Peace Foundation is eager to hear how young individuals like you are paving the way for a brighter, more peaceful future.

Ready to Make a Difference?

Your voice matters. Your story is important. Embrace this chance to let the world hear your thoughts on overcoming conflict and building a more peaceful society. Visit the Goi Peace Foundation website to submit your essay and for more information on how you can contribute to a global movement of change.

Let’s inspire, innovate, and instigate change together. Join us in promoting a culture of peace through the power of the written word. Your journey towards making a difference starts here!