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2013 International Essay Contest for Young People - Winners Announced!

The results of the 2013 edition of the Goi Peace Foundation – UNESCO International Essay Contest are now available! Young people from all over the world had the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas on the theme "The Power of Culture to Create a Better Future". From among 15,105 entries from 157 countries, the following winners were selected.

First prize winners will receive the Minister of Education Award at a ceremony during the Goi Peace Foundation Forum 2013, to be held at Nikkei Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on 27 November 27 2013.


Children's category
Mikiya Tan-Okyere (age 9, Japan)

Youth category
Rogers Kimuli (age 24, Rwanda)


Children's category
Keanne Chang (age 12, Canada)
Haruka Kawada (age 14, Japan)

Youth category
Sidiq Maulana (age 24, Indonesia)
Nurana Rajabova Oqtay (age 24, Azerbaijan)

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