16 March 2017
Extended: 31 March 2017
at 11:59pm EST
UN Student Essay Contest conducted by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), in collaboration with ELS Educational Services, Inc., (ELS) invites students 18 years of age or older, who are enrolled in a full-time course of study at a college or university, to participate in the Many Languages, One World Essay Contest. The United Nations Academic Impact is a programme of the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. Get the complete details on UN Student Essay Contest on this page below.
The contest is open to students of all institutions of higher education granting degrees or its equivalent, as well as bodies whose substantive responsibilities relate to the conduct of research.
Winners will win a paid trip to New York and participate in a 5 day International Youth Forum in New York at United Nations Headquarters from 15 to 26 July 2017. Last year, 1200 people participated in the contest. 70 winners were selected from 42 countries.
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In total 60 winners will get selected in which 10 of the winners would be from each official language of UN. The Reward categories fo the UN Student Essay Contest is given below:
Participants are responsible for all documentation relating to the journey, including passports and visas and the costs related to these, as well as appropriate medical insurance for the journey and stay in the United States.
The participants need to apply online for the UN Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum 2017. Participant has to write an Essay and it should discuss the new goals of global citizenship and cultural understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these.
An institutional representative will have to attest that the participant is a student of the institution, in good standing, and that the essay is written in a language that is not the institution’s primary language of instruction and is the original, unaided work of the entrant.
To participate in the contest, the person has to write an essay of 2,000 words or less discussing the "new goals of global citizenship and cultural understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these and the theme of the essay should be "Many languages one world."
The steps to participate in the UN Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum 2017 is given below. The participants are advised to follow each and every steps.
Click here to fill Referal Form (Application Closed)
The candidates are advised to read the guidelines of the writing the essay carefully before submitting the entry. Candidates need to know that of the entry of any of the participant found incorrect or not according to the guideliness can be rejected.
The candidates need to know that the essay entries should be submitted in MS Word format only and only one entry would be accepted from one particular participants.
The selection of the candidates will be done in three stages. The selection would be done by the panel of judges. The selection criteria and stages of selecting the entries are given below:
A panel of judges will decide upon a total of seventy student winners of the competition. Ten in each of the six languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.) An additional 10 members will be chosen on merit from the remaining entries in all languages
They would be notified by mid-May 2017 by ELS Educational Services, Inc. Winners will receive a letter of invitation to the Global Youth Forum and ELS Preparatory Conference
Mr. Ramu Damodaran
Chief, UN Academic Impact Secretariat
Outreach Division, S-0937
Department of Public Information
United Nations, NY 10017, USA