Essay Contests

The Royal Commonwealth Society Essay Contest “Open to all Commonwealth citizens aged 18 and under, the Essay Competition offers young people the opportunity to make their voice heard on a global platform and engage with issues important to them.” – Deadline: May 1, 2014

Youth for Human Rights Competitions in Poetry, Writing and Art  – “Youth for Human Rights International launched its global movement with an essay contest. The response to the call for essays describing the individual human rights was widespread and enthusiastic and brought attention to our organization with the goal of a world of cooperation and peace through human rights education.” – Deadline: December 1

John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Competitions in Art, History, Math and Computer Science, Science and Writing – “Academic competitions are designed to inspire and enlighten. You can choose math, science, humanities, or multidisciplinary events. You might work on your own or as part of a team. Some competitions require you to answer rapid-fire questions in front of an audience, while others don’t even require you to leave home. They can teach you how to handle the pressures of real-life challenges—and they’re also a lot of fun.” – Deadlines vary.

“Our Continent, Our Future” Photo and Essay Contest ”The objective of this program is to depict NEPAD Programmes and Projects where youth and women’s development is directly or indirectly involved such as Gender, Food and Nutrition Security, the School Feeding scheme CAADP, Infrastructure and Climate Change.” – Deadline: March 31, 2013

Microsoft’s Cybersecurity 2020. Student Essay Contest Win $5000 for an essay about the future of internet security. Deadline: June 14, 2013

International Essay Contest for Young People “Young women and men from across the world are invited to participate in the 2013 International Essay Contest for Young People. The theme for this year’s contest is “The power of culture to create a better future.” It is open to anyone up to 25 years old.” – Deadline: June 30, 2013

European Youth Award The WSYA contest is a competition among the most committed and creative young designers, producers, application developers, journalists, and writers who, by using internet and mobile applications, create digital content and applications which address the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Deadline: July 1, 2013




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