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Default Worldwide Essay contest for students and youth ages 18-25

WHY this Essay Competition and WHAT IS ALL ABOUT?

In many of the world’s current crises – e.g. armed conflict, HIV/AIDS, unemployment, financial instability- young people are on the front lines and are the main victims. To learn what the lack of a secure future really means to young people, to understand how they deal with this challenge in their daily lives, and enlist their help in finding solutions, the World Bank is holding a World Essay Competition for students and young people.
The competition will be launched in January 12, 2005.

The topic of the essay competition for young people between 18 and 25 years old is:

"Building a Secure Future… Seeking Practical Solutions
What are the biggest obstacles you face in your daily life?
What practical solutions would you propose to build a secure future for yourself and others?"



Entrants will be specifically requested to avoid general statements, but rather discuss specific experiences and propose concrete solutions Young people from 18 and 25 years old, will be proposed to write a max 10-page essay presenting how they cope with the daily challenges.
Prizes include a money prize of US$5,000 and prizes of US$1,000.
Evaluation criteria will include: quality of proposals, structure and coherence of the arguments, originality/creativity, use of sources and evidence.
At this time, we can accept essays in English, French and Spanish.


The competition is entirely web-based.
Please visit http://www.essaycompetition.org for more information



Schedule of the Essay Competition

January 12 , 2005 Launch of the Essay Competition -Submissions accepted
April 15, 2005 Deadline for Submissions
May 15, 2005 Announcement of finalists
May 23-24, 2005 Finalists present their essay to the Jury
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