Winners of 2018 International Essay Contest for Young People receive awards from Minister of Education


The Goi Peace Foundation, Key Partner of the GAP, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 International Essay Contest for Young People. The theme of this year's contest was THE CHANGE I WANT TO MAKE. From among 21,705 entries from 162 countries, the following winners were selected:

First Prize

Children's category: Shreenabh Moujesh Agrawal (Age 14, India)

Youth category: Kent Harry Perez Cumpio (Age 22, The Philippines)

Second Prize

Children's category: Sayo Tanaka (Age 12, Japan) and Yeatsho Doekar Gyeltshen (Age 12, Bhutan)

Youth category: Kate Yeo (Age 16, Singapore) and Nermin Delić (Age 22, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

The complete list of winners and their winning essays are available here.

The First Prize winners presented their essays and received their awards from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan at a ceremony held at Nikkei Hall in Tokyo on 23 November 2018.

The annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

Guidelines for the upcoming 2019 International Essay Contest for Young People will be announced here at the end of January 2019.


Photo: First prize winners Shreenabh (left) and Kent Harry (right) with students from Showa Women's University Senior High School (recipient of Best School Award