2016 Eisaku Sato International Essay Contest – Tokyo, Japan (Win up to ¥500,000)

2016 Eisaku Sato International Essay Contest – Tokyo, Japan (Win up to ¥500,000)

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Entries are now accepted for the 32nd Eisaku Sato Essay Contest. This international contest is open to anyone who has an interest in both the United Nations University and the designated contest topic.

The theme of the 2016 contest is: “Considering the multiple and pressing challenges the United Nations faces today, what is the proper role of the Secretary-General as top international public servant? Discuss the required qualities and discipline of a Secretary-General in view of the practices and achievements of the successive Secretary-Generals.”

Prizes

  • A grand prize (¥500,000)
  • Second prize (¥200,000)
  • Several honorable mentions (¥50,000 each)

The winners will be notified by September 2016. Winners who are able to attend will receive their prizes at a ceremony to be held at the United Nations University in Tokyo.

Eligibility

  • This international contest is open to anyone who has an interest in both the United Nations University and the designated contest topic.
  • There are no restrictions as to age, nationality, or profession.

Submission Requirements

  • Essays may be written in either English (3,000–6,000 words) or Japanese (8,000–16,000 characters).
  • All essays should be printed on A4-size paper and include an abstract of up to 450 words (English) or 1,200 characters (Japanese).
  • Submissions must be original and unpublished papers, and must include reference notes and a bibliography if other authors’ works are cited.

How to Submit

  • To enter the 2016 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest, submit your essay along with a cover sheet listing your name, affiliation, age, gender, nationality, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone/fax number (if available), and a note on how you learned about the contest.
  • By Email: Persons living outside of Japan may submit their essays via email (to [email protected]) or by postal mail. (Please submit only once; do not send both email and postal mail.) If submitting by email, attach your cover sheet and essay as a single (ONE) document file, and use your full name as the document title.
  • By Post: Persons living in Japan should submit via postal mail. Please send your cover sheet and FOUR copies of your essay. Your package must be postmarked before midnight 31 March 2016, (There is no time limit on the delivery date; your submission will be accepted as long as it is postmarked on or before 31 March.)
    • Postal submissions should be addressed to: The Eisaku Sato Essay Contest Secretariat, c/o United Nations University Library, 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan

Please note that submitted essays will not be returned. Any essay that does not follow the criteria specified above will be disqualified.

For more information, visit Eisaku Sato Essay Contest.

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