Aged between 15 and 24?

The United Nations Association Coventry Branch International Young People’s Peace Essay is your chance to tell the world what you think needs to be done to promote peace and reduce conflict.

Express your ideas about peace. Harness your creativity. Learn through doing research. Improve your writing skills. Gain exposure to the world through publication of your essay.

All authors will receive a certificate of participation and stand a chance to win a monetary prize.

Make your presence known as a peace-oriented citizen and possible future leader.

Send us your essay of 500 or 1000 words (depending on your age) by 31 October.

See here for the Rules and further information on how to enter the competition.

Judges come from Coventry University, the University of Warwick and others around the world. New judges are welcome to apply. Please write to

How does this competition benefit the world?

It is a tool for exploring young peoples’ opinions on peace agendas and for harnessing their enthusiasm for contributing to the improvement of peace in the world.

The collection of written essays could serve as a resource for various sectors, for example a source of ideas for leaders, items for analysis by social scientists and law scholars, a motivation for use by teachers to encourage their students to write essays and a revelation for politicians about the issues that preoccupy the minds of young people.

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This competition is organised by the United Nations Association Coventry Branch.

Coventry is known around the world as a City of Peace and Reconciliation.