The Goi Peace Foundation, Key Partner of the GAP, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 International Essay Contest for Young People. The theme of this year's contest was "Education to Build a Better Future for All". From among 12,937 entries from 153 countries, the following winners were selected:
- Children's category: Sizhe (Sophia) Liang (Age 14, China)
- Youth category: Chiharu Konii (Age 17, Japan)
- Children's category: Carrie Hsu (Age 13, USA) and Honoka Kato (Age 14, Japan)
- Youth category: Ece Sevenay (Age 16, Turkey) and Haley Payet (Age 16, Seychelles)
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 29 November 2016.
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 2017 International Essay Contest for Young People will be announced here in the beginning of February 2017.