15 June 2021
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone up to 25 years old.
There are two age categories:
• Children (ages up to 14)
• Youth (ages 15 – 25)
This annual essay contest is organised by the Goi Peace Foundation based in Japan.
This year’s theme is “What is Life?”.
What does life mean to you? Have you had an experience that made you think about the meaning of life? What kinds of things can you do to cherish and invigorate your own life and all life on earth?
Essays must be 700 words or less in English or French, or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, excluding essay title.
Essays must be original and unpublished. Only one entry per person is accepted.
Entries must be submitted online. To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page.
The competition is free to enter.
The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category:
• 1st prize (1): certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US $900) and gift
• 2nd prize (2): certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US $450) and gift
• 3rd prize (5): certificate and gift
For further information visit the official competition website.