National Peace Essay Contest

Ages:High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Global Affairs, Humanities

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

USIP is proud to partner with the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) on the annual National High School Essay Contest for 2016-2017. The contest engages high school students each year in learning and writing about issues of peace and conflict, encouraging appreciation for diplomacy’s role in building partnerships that can advance peace-building and protect national security.

The 2016-2017 contest challenges students to closely examine the causes and impact of the refugee crisis. The winner of the contest will receive a $2,500 cash prize, an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the secretary of state and USIP leadership, and a full-tuition paid voyage with Semester at Sea upon the student’s enrollment at an accredited university. The runner-up will receive a $1,250 cash prize and a full scholarship to participate in the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference.

Submit an essay based on the year’s essay contest question.

Please see the contest website for additional evaluation criteria
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.usip.org/public-education/students/AFSAEssayContest

Managing Organization: The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)

Contact:

essaycontest@afsa.org

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

USIP is proud to partner with the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) on the annual National High School Essay Contest for 2016-2017. The contest engages high school students each year in learning and writing about issues of peace and conflict, encouraging appreciation for diplomacy’s role in building partnerships that can advance peace-building and protect national security.

The 2016-2017 contest challenges students to closely examine the causes and impact of the refugee crisis. The winner of the contest will receive a $2,500 cash prize, an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the secretary of state and USIP leadership, and a full-tuition paid voyage with Semester at Sea upon the student’s enrollment at an accredited university. The runner-up will receive a $1,250 cash prize and a full scholarship to participate in the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference.

Process

Submit an essay based on the year’s essay contest question.

Criteria

Please see the contest website for additional evaluation criteria

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.usip.org/public-education/students/AFSAEssayContest

Managing Organization: The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)

Contact:

essaycontest@afsa.org

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.