The winners of the Coventry International Young People’s Peace Essay Competition 2021 are listed below. Click the essays to read them.

They each receive a winner’s certificate and a financial reward.

Age under 17

1st Prize

Essay entitled “Peace is free” written by Suraiya Khatun Nupur from Bangladesh aged 15 who is a student at Pabna Government Girls’ High School.

2nd Prize

Essay entitled “What is world peace?” written by Prim Singhasuvich Wanaprapa from Thailand aged 16 who is a student at Mahidol University International Demonstration School (MUIDS).

3rd Prize

Essay entitled “Hatred, Prejudice and its Influence on Peace” by Abhipsha Dash from India aged 15 who is a student at Father Agnel School.

Age 17-25

1st Prize

Essay entitled “Climate Change is a Threat To Peace And What Young People Can Do About It” by Lindah Lindsey from Uganda aged 19 who is a student at Gayaza High School.

2nd Prize

Essay entitled “Paving the Pathway for Peace: Empowering the Youth as Peacemakers” by Ria Chakraborty from India aged 20 who is a student at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University.

3rd Prize

Essay entitled “Young people leading peace” by Rhea Ebanks-Simpson from the UK aged 22 who is a student at Goldsmiths University.

Judges

United Nations Association Coventry Branch who runs this competition would like to thank the following judges for their time and work: Professor Mike Hardy CMG OBE FRSA, Dr. Jessica Ayesha Northey and Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, all from the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University as well as Dr Ayesha Shahid from Coventry Law School and Dr David Lees, Lauren Ketteridge and Puja Laporte from the University of Warwick.