¥100,000 Essay Contest for International Young People at Goi Peace Foundation, Japan 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on March 7, 2023

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    Private sponsor
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    Monthly subsistence allowance
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    Tel: +81 3 3265 [email protected]

Goi Peace Foundation under the auspices of the Japan Private High School Federation Metropolitan Board of Education, Ministry of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Science and Technology of Japan National Commission of UNESCO, and Nikkei Inc offers the Essay Contest for 2023 intended for the International Young People.

The annual essay contest is coordinated with the end goal to bridle the energy, imagination, and drive of the world’s youth in advancing a culture of harmony and sustainable development. It likewise expects to move society to gain from the youthful personalities and to ponder how every one of us can have an effect all over the world.

About Goi Peace Foundation

Situated in Japan, the Goi Peace Foundation is a public advantage association upheld by individuals all globally cooperating to make a culture of peace. The main goal is to encourage an economical and agreeable worldwide society by advancing cognizance, values, and intelligence for making peace, and building participation among people and associations across different fields, including education, culture, and arts and science.

In 1999, the Goi Peace Foundation was laid out in Tokyo, with the endorsement of the Japanese Service of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Innovation, to participate in a more extensive scope of more substantial peace-building drives. The Foundation’s exercises depend on the vision and standards communicated in its Statement for All Life on The planet. In acknowledgment of its worldwide endeavors to advance peace, the Foundation was conceded Unique Consultative Status with the Monetary and Social Gathering of the Unified Countries in 2004. It likewise confessed to its official relationship in 2006 with UNESCO.

Essay Topic

“Youth Developing a Peaceful Future”

  • What does a peaceful world resemble you? How could youth cooperate, utilizing inventive thoughts and ways to deal with understanding a peaceful future? Kindly offer your particular thoughts.

Essay Format 

  • The essay must be consisting of 700 words outlining the essay topic.
  • The words must be in an English or French language, or 1600 words or less in Japanese.
  • The essay must include your name and the essay topic at the top of the 1st page.
  • There are no particular rules in using a font style, line, spaces, and sizes. However, the essay must be submitted in a PDF format or MS Word.
  • The participant’s name and the title of the essay will not be included in the word count.
  • Keep in mind that the essay is intended only for the young generations, so it is important that the participants must be 25 years old or below. Categories for the age can be found on the official website of the foundation.

Essay Guidelines 

  • The essay entries must be submitted online, and the applicants must be registered online at the online registration page of the provider and must follow the submission process. The entries submitted by mail or email will not be qualified.
  • Youth directors and teachers may submit a collection of the students or class essay groups by creating an organization/school entrant at the online page registration.
  • One entry per individual will be accepted.
  • The essay submitted must be unpublished or original. Plagiarized entries will be automatically rejected.
  • By presenting your essay, you allow to the coordinator to distribute it in any medium. Ownership and Responsibility for the essay stay with the contestant.

Registration Process for Essay Submission 

  • Before submitting the essay, it is important to read the guideline thoroughly.
  • Make your essay file in either MS Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format. Your essay size should be 2MB or less.
  • Your essay should be composed, with your name and essay title at the top of the primary page.
  • Go to either the “Individual” or “School/Association” Contestant Enlistment page.
  • After entering all necessary data, click the “SUBMIT” button at the lower part of the page to make an account.
  • At the point when your account is effectively made, you will be naturally signed in to “My Account”.
  • For “INDIVIDUAL”: In “My Account”, click “Add Essay” as an afterthought menu, join your essay by choosing the document on your PC, and snap “SUBMIT”. Just a single section for every individual is acknowledged. When your entrance is effectively submitted, you can download your declaration from the “Download Testament”.
  • For “SCHOOL/Association”: In “My Account”, click “Add Students” at the menu, register one student for every line, connect each essay by choosing the document on your PC, and snap “SUBMIT.” Just a single passage for every individual is acknowledged. When your entrance is effectively submitted, you can download your students’ authentications from the “Students Rundown” and your testament from the “Teachers PArticipation Certificate” on the side menu of the page.
  • You can re-log-in again with the password and email registered at the top menu of the page and keep in mind that participants can only make one account.

Note on registration 

  • Everyone can submit their essay whatever country they are in and when the essay is done.
  • It is important to check the deadline for the essay submission, the foundation recommends that the essay should be submitted as early as possible to avoid difficulties accessing the website registration page.
  • There is no fee for in participating the contest.
  • All nationalities around the world can participate.
  • A cover page will not be required for the essay.
  • The essay title can be replaced as long as it is in line with the essay theme.
  • Certificate of Participation can be downloaded from the registration page once it is available.


Children’s category and Youth category

  • 1st Prize- 100,000 Yen or approximately $740 US Dollars, Gift, and Certificates
  • 2nd Prize-  50,000 Yen approximately US$370, Gift and Certificates
  • 3rd Prize- Gifts and Certificates
  • Honorable Mention- Certificates and Gifts

Additional awards may be given. All winners will be announced by October 31, 2023. All Certificates and Gifts will be mailed by December 2023.

Application Deadline

The deadline to complete and submit the essay is until June 15, 2023.

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