International Essay Contest for Young People in japan

This annual essay contest is designed to foster a culture of peace and sustainable development in an attempt to harness the strength, imagination, and initiative of the world’s young people. It also tries to encourage us to learn about young people and how we can make a difference in the world.


  • Opportunity type: Fully Funded
  • Opportunity: Essay Contest
  • Awarding Country: Japan
  • Target group: Young People
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Availability: International
  • Deadline: 15.june.2020

Theme of Essay

Imagine what the perfect world will be like ten years from now. Write a letter from yourself in 2030 to your present self (2020) in which you explain the state of the world, the way people live and what you do in society. Additionally, add any valuable message you may want to express to your present self.


  • Anybody up to 25 years old can submit essays
  • Essays must be 700 words
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • German
  • Entries can be sent through postal mail or online
  • Online
  • Postal Mail must include a cover page
    • Your name
    • Category
    • Children or Youth
    • Age 
    • Gender
    • Nationality
    • Address
    • E-mail
    • Phone number
    • School name
    • Your essay title
    • Language
    • Word count
  • Essays must be original
  • Essays must be written by your self


Children’s category and Youth category

  • 1st Prize: Certificate, a prize of  US$900
  • 2nd Prize: Certificate, the prize of US$450
  • 3rd Prize: Certificate and gift
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate and gif

Post Mail

If you wish to submit your entry by postal mail, send to:
International Essay Contest c/o The Goi Peace Foundation
1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan

How to Apply

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For more information in detail Please visit the official website