Essay Competitions and Youth Summits: Get International

Want to talk about media for a Japanese competition or meet young leaders in Australia? Plenty of opportunities for young people to Get International this time around!

1. The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO have come together for the 2007 International Essay Contest for Young People. This year’s theme is The Role of Media and Information and Communication Technologies in Building a Peaceful World.

There are two categories: up to 14 years, and 15-25 years. Winners in each category will stand to receive up to ¥100,000 (US$840), or gifts and certificates, with the first place winner being flown to Japan to receive the prizes. For more information, rules, and entry details, visit the contest website. Entries close June 30, 2007.

2. This year’s Asia Pacific Cities Summit, to be held in Brisbane, Australia, will hold a Youth Forum for the first time. Visible Ink and the Brisbane City Council are accepting applications for youth delegates.

Delegates from the Asia Pacific region (East Asia, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and US and Canada) will come together in Brisbane from 31st August to 3rd September 2007 to talk about issues related to sustainability, livability, economic development, leadership, and governance. There will also be plenty of other opportunities, such as guest speakers, networking, and social activities around Brisbane. The application fee will be subsidized by the Brisbane City Council; however, travel and living costs will need to be paid for or sponsored.

If you’re passionate about creating sustainable communities and want to meet other likeminded young people, fill out an application and send it in by May 28, 2007.

Have information on more opportunities like these? Email me!

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2 Responses

  1. I am intersted in this competition , can i participate in it .What are the possibilities ? In case if i cannot win , can i get a certificate . If i cannot participate what are the events and competitions coming in future . please e mail me .

  2. Hi Usama,

    I suggest contacting Goi Peace Foundation directly at their website, http://www.goipeace.or.jp/ , for more information. Also, keep visiting EducateDeviate for more information on events and competitions like these 🙂

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