UNESCO and the Goi Peace Foundation have launched the International Essay Contest for Young People 2011.

The theme for this year’s contest is “My Story of Inspiration.” Many people experience inner change that motivates them to create a better world.
Please share your story of inspiration that has affected your life and changed you to make a change in the world.

Young people from around the world, up to 25 years old (as of June 30, 2011), are invited to submit their ideas and express their visions.
Essays must be 800 words or less, original and unpublished and typed or printed in English, French, Spanish or German or 1600 characters or less in Japanese.

The deadline for entry is 30 June 2011.

First prize winners will receive a cash award and a trip to Japan.

Please find out more information here