Essay Competition by Goi Peace Foundation

About the organizer/college/university

The Essay competition by Goi Peace Foundation is dedicated to fostering a sustainable and harmonious global society by promoting consciousness, values, and wisdom for creating peace, and building cooperation among individuals and organizations across diverse fields, including education, science, culture, and the arts.

Details about the event

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

Who is it for/eligibility?

Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2021) in one of the following age categories: a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 – 25)

Location (country/state/city)

Any nationalities can apply for this essay competition.

Registration/submission procedure

Before you register, please read the contest guidelines and FAQs carefully.

Create your essay file in either MS Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format. Your essay must be typed, with your name and essay title at the top of the first page.

Go to either “Individual” or “School/Organization” Entrant Registration page.

After entering all required information, click “SUBMIT” button at the bottom of the page to create an account.

When your account is successfully created, you will be automatically logged in to “My Account”.

For “INDIVIDUAL”: In “My Account”, click “Add Essay” on the side menu, attach your essay by selecting the file on your computer, and click “SUBMIT”. Only one entry per person is accepted. Once your entry is successfully submitted, you can download your certificate from the “Download Certificate”.

For “SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION”: In “My Account”, click “Add Student” on the side menu, register one student per row, attach each essay by selecting the file on your computer, and click “SUBMIT.” Only one entry per person is accepted. Once your entry is successfully submitted, you can download your students’ certificates from the “Student List” and your certificate from the “Teacher‘s Certificate of Participation” on the side menu.

If you leave “My Account” page, you can log in again with your email address and password from “Entrant login” on the top menu.

Please note that you can only create one account with one email address.

Fee details (if any)

No, participation is free of charge.

Prizes (if any)

The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively:
1st Prize: Certificate, prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$900 as of March 2021) and gift … 1 entrant
2nd Prize: Certificate, prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$450 as of March 2021) and gift … 3 entrants
3rd Prize: Certificate and gift … 5 entrants
Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift … 25 entrants

* 1st to 3rd prize winners will be invited to the Winners Gathering to be held online.
* Additional awards (Best School Award, School Incentive Award) will be given if applicable.
* All prize winners will be announced on October 31, 2021 (Japan time) on this website. Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December 2021.
* We are unable to answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.

Along with this you will be getting a participation certificate.

This is a golden chance for all the students out there to show you writing skills.


Entries must be received by June 15, 2021 (23:59 your local time).

Contact information

You can mail them or you can fill up an inquiry Google form.

Official Link

This the official link. Good luck

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