Entries have now closed for the 2021 Coventry International  Young People’s Peace Essay Competition. Entries will open in January for the 2022 Competition

Are you aged 25 or under? What do you see as the greatest threat to peace? Do you have ideas what people can and should do reduce that threat?

Coventry International  Young People’s Peace Essay Competition is your chance to tell the world what you think.

Write an essay of 500 or 1000 words (depending on your age) and send it to us by 31 October.

This competition is organised by the United Nations Association Coventry Branch. Coventry is known around the world as a City of Peace and Reconciliation. Judges come from Coventry University and the University of Warwick.

Why enter this Competition?

This contest is an amazing opportunity for a young person to express their ideas, harness their creativity, learn more through research, improve on their writing skills, gain exposure to the world through publication online and in print (for the winning essays), and stand a chance to earn a winner’s certificate, a monetary prize, have their work published on the Peace Essay and other websites and also in a book.

Rules and How to Enter

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

Possible Benefits of the Competition to Society

The contest is a platform for nurturing a generation of peace-oriented citizens and future leaders.

It is a potential 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.

See here for information about the competition in 2020.

See here if you want to Partner with this competition.

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