Today is your world! You’re making a difference. You’re working to solve community problems, such as lack of access to education or jobs, the spread of HIV/AIDS or conflict. Yet, the impact of your work does not always receive enough exposure and recognition. Participate now and have your voice heard! The World Bank and its partners invite you to participate in the International Essay Competition 2006 to share your experience and ideas on community work and participation in public life.
To participate, one has to write an essay of no more than 10 pages (4000 words), including a one-page abstract, on one of the two topics:
- How do you contribute to solving community problems?
- How do you influence decision making?
Essays should be based either on personal experience, or on ideas. Essays will be graded on originality, clarity, and the use of concrete examples and proposals. The jury consists of people from various world-class universities and development councils, including the University of Texas – San Antonio, Cairo University Egypt, AIESEC International, and much more.
Winners will get between $1000 – $5000 in cash prizes, publication of their essays, as well as participation in the Annual Bank Conference of Development Economics in Tokyo, Japan, on May 29-30 2006.
The deadline for essays is midnight (Central Eastern Time) April 2 2006.
For more information on the topics, submission details, and the competition, visit the official competition site.
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Links in Post:
- The World Bank
- The World Bank 2006 Essay Competition
- The World Bank 2006 Essay Competition: Topics
- University of Texas – San Antonio
- Cairo University Egypt
- AIESEC International
- Annual Bank Conference of Development Economics
- BlogHer: How do you contribute? Thinking beyond an essay contest