The World Youth Essay Competition

High school and university students from all over the world are welcome to participate in The World Youth Essay Competition. There is no topic restriction and you are free to write about topics such as aspects of society, environmental issues, science and technology, global affairs, and more. Winners will be invited to Germany for a special winner ceremony with all flight and accommodation expenses covered. The deadline is on 31 March 2018.

The overall best submission receives the WYEC Grand Prize 2018 of 1700 USD. The Grand Prize Winner as well as runners-up will be featured in one of the world’s most notable youth journals. The jury will also select ten submissions for exceptional creativity, knowledge or language skills. They will receive the WYEC Award of Excellence to obtain encouragement and honor for their future achievements and professional career. All Participants and Finalists will receive a special WYEC finalists certificate with honorable jury notes.

Main criteria

  • All high school and university students can participate in the WYEC 2018 international essay competition;
  • The essay has to be between one to eight pages in the English language;
  • Participants may use pictures and graphics in their essays;
  • The WYEC 2018 jury judges each essay individually based on various criteria which include creativity, writing style, knowledge skills and more;
  • The jury selects the winners based on the essay and the personality of the participant.

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