Results Essay

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity 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.

*This program is an activity of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

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For further inquiries concerning the International Essay Contest for Young People, please contact essay@goipeace.or.jp

Organized by

The Goi Peace Foundation

Endorsed by

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Japan Private High School Federation
Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Nikkei Inc.

Supported by

FELISSIMO CORPORATION, SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION

Essay Contest 2018 Flyer (PDF)

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Past Winning Essays

FAQ

Q1Are there any exceptions to the age limit for participating in the contest?

A1No, you must be 25 years old or younger as of June 15, 2018, which is the entry deadline date. That means you must be born after June 15, 1993. On the other hand, there is no minimum age requirement.

Q2Is there a fee for participating in this contest?

A2No, participation is free of charge.

Q3Do I have to be Japanese or Asian to join the contest?

A3A3: No, all nationalities can participate from anywhere in the world.

Q4My essay is a little over 700 words. Is it acceptable?

A4No, essays must be 700 words or less in order to qualify. However, the cover page and essay title are excluded from the word count. There is no minimum word count.

Q5Are the title and cover page included in the word count limit?

A5No, the 700 word count limit is for the body of the essay only.

Q6Do I need a cover page for my essay submitted online?

A6No, a cover page is only required for entries submitted by postal mail. For online entries, all required information is submitted through the registration form, and therefore, you do not need to include a cover page in your essay file.

Q7Can I give any title to my essay?

A7Yes, you can give your essay an original title as long as the content is in line with the theme.

Q8Is there a specific format for the essay (font style, size, line space, etc.)?

A8There are no particular rules regarding formatting. However, your essay file should be submitted in either MS Word(DOC/DOCX) or PDF format.

Q9Can I quote from books or websites? If so, where should I write the reference?

A9If you use quotations, please include the reference at the bottom of the essay. The reference should not be included in the word count.

Q10Can I add photos, images, or my biography to my essay?

A10No. Please send your essay only.

Q11Can I submit my essay via email?

A11No, we do not accept entries by email. Please submit your essay either by postal mail or through the online registration page: http://goipeace-essaycontest.org/* This link will be activated soon.

Q12Can I submit a hand-written essay?

A12Yes, we accept hand-written essays. You can either send it by postal mail or submit a scanned PDF copy through the online registration page: http://goipeace-essaycontest.org/* This link will be activated soon.

Q13Can I submit more than one essay?

A13Yes, you can submit more than one essay as long as the contents are different. They can also be written in different languages. Please use the same account to submit multiple essays online.

Q14Can I submit my essay in my native language?

A14Essays are accepted in English, French, Spanish, German or Japanese only, since these are the only languages the contest organizers and judges can read. However, we can accept essays written in other languages, if they are accompanied by translations in one of the accepted languages.

Q15Can we co-write and submit one essay as a team?

A15No. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.

RostrumLegal Essay Competition 2017


Rank 1:

A Case for Commercial Surrogacy

Abhijeet Kamath, GLC, Mumbai

Prizes Won: INR 20,000/- Cash, Publication in the E-Journal Rostrum’s Law Review (ISSN: 2321 – 3787)

Rank 2:

Respect to National Symbols: Pseudo Patriotism v. Real Patriotism

Aditi Sharma and Alini Successena, UPES, Dehradun

Prizes Won: INR 15,000/- Cash, Publication in the E-Journal Rostrum’s Law Review (ISSN: 2321 – 3787)

Rank 3:

Curtailment of Access to Internet: Posing a Legal Question

Nandini Garg, NLIU, Bhopal

Prizes Won: INR 10,000/- Cash, Publication in the E-Journal Rostrum’s Law Review (ISSN: 2321 – 3787)

Rank 4:

Nob-Lynching and Massacre, Threats to the Nation: Can “Masuka” Address the Issue?

Akankshit Jha and Aditya Agrawal, KIIT Law School, Bhubaneswar

Rank 5:

Witchcraft in India: An Alarming Reality

Siddhant Asthana and Vanya Chaturvedi, Amity Law School, Delhi (Affiliated to GSIPU)

Rank 6:

Privacy Over Personal Information: True Remedy or a False Promise?

Shubham S Bhadouriya, TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli

Rank 7:

Jallikattu: A Celebrated Culture or Animal Abuse?

B Ritika Reddy and Priyanshi Agarwal, TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli

Rank 8:

Competitive Significance of Digital Economy

Kartikey Pandey and Aditya Singh, RMLNLU, Lucknow

Rank 9:

Article 35A – Law of Vexed Origin

Aakash Laad and Srishti Gupta, RMLNLU, Lucknow

Rank 10:

Struggle for Global Justice: A Perspective on Hate Crimes

Sharvani Navangul, NUSRL, Ranchi


Participants placed between Rank 4 and 10 will receive a Cash Prize of Rupees Two Thousand each and their essays will also be published in the E-Journal Rostrum’s Law Review (ISSN: 2321 – 3787)


Important Update: Participation Certificates will only be given to those who have submitted the final essays after registration. The certificates and prizes will be dispatched by the 15th of March2018.

All the winners and participants will be contacted directly via email and phone for further actions regarding the prize and certificate distribution within a week.


RostrumLegal Essay Competition 2016


Rank 1:

CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MEMES AND FAIR USE

AISHWARIA S IYER, WBNUJS, KOLKATA and RAGHAV MEHROTRA, JINDAL GLOBAL LAW SCHOOL, SONIPAT

Prizes Won: INR 15,000/- Cash, Publication in the E-Journal Rostrum’s Law Review (ISSN: 2321 – 3787)

Rank 2:

NEED TO EVOLVE LAWS IN ORDER TO COUNTER “GROUNDWATER ANARCHY”

SAKSHI NIGAM, DR. RAM MANOHAR LOHIA NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, LUCKNOW

Prizes Won: INR 10,000/- Cash, Publication in the E-Journal Rostrum’s Law Review (ISSN: 2321 – 3787)

Rank 3:

PORNOGRAPHY, WOMEN AND MORALITY

PRIYANSHI AGARWAL and B.RITIKA REDDY, TAMIL NADU NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI

Prizes Won: INR 5,000/- Cash, Publication in the E-Journal Rostrum’s Law Review (ISSN: 2321 – 3787)

Rank 4:

THE NEED FOR WITNESS PROTECTION LAWS IN INDIA: A NECESSITY OR A LUXURY?

KAAZVIN KAPADIA and ASHISH NATH JHA, GUJARAT NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, GANDHINAGAR

Rank 5:

A CRITIQUE ON ANTI-RAPE LAWS IN INDIA

MAITREYEE DAS and AANCHAL PANDEY, GUJARAT NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, GANDHINAGAR

Rank 6:

EXCESS VAT & SERVICE TAX: IS ‘DINING OUT’ ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE REVENUE DEPARTMENT?

DHRUVA SAREEN, NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, JODHPUR

Rank 7:

WATCHING TELEVISION THROUGH HUMAN COGNITION

VEENA RAGHAV, NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW, HYDERABAD

Rank 8:

NON-CONVENTIONAL TRADEMARKS- ANALYSIS OF THE INDIAN STRUCTURE

SHIPRA, KIIT SCHOOL OF LAW, KIIT UNIVERSITY, BHUBANESWAR

Rank 9:

DISPUTE SETTLEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LAW

MEGHNA DE, SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, PUNE

Rank 10:

ONE INDIA ONE LAW

SIDDHARTH SHARMA and SUDEEP KUMAR MISHRA, KIIT SCHOOL OF LAW, KIIT UNIVERSITY, BHUBANESWAR


Participants placed between Rank 4 and 10 will receive a Cash Prize of Rupees One Thousand each and their essays will also be published in the E-Journal Rostrum’s Law Review (ISSN: 2321 – 3787)


Important Update: Participation Certificates will only be given to those who have submitted the final essays after registration. The certificates will be dispatched by the 1st week of March2017.

All the winners will be contacted directly via email and phone for further actions regarding the prize distribution.

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