International Eisaku Sato Essay Contest 2015

Deadline: 31 March 2015
Open to: anyone
Awards: A grand prize (¥500,000), a second prize (¥200,000) and several honorable mentions (¥50,000 each)

Description

Submissions are now being accepted for the 31st Eisaku Sato Essay Contest. The theme of the 2015 contest is: “Describe the current relationship between the USA and China with reference to their respective responsibilities and roles in international society. Discuss how the United Nations could work with these two superpowers in order to tackle global issues more effectively.”

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.

Awards

A grand prize (¥500,000), a second prize (¥200,000) and several honorable mentions (¥50,000 each) will be awarded. The winners will be notified by September 2015.

Application

Deadline for application is 31 March 2015

Essays may be written in either English (3,000–6,000 words) or Japanese (8,000–16,000 characters). All essays should be typed 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Submissions must be original and unpublished papers, and must include reference notes and a bibliography if other authors’ works are cited.

To enter the 2015 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest, please submit four copies of your essay along with a cover sheet listing your name, affiliation, age, gender, nationality, mailing address, and (if available) telephone/fax number and e-mail address, to:

The Eisaku Sato Essay Contest Secretariat
c/o United Nations University Library
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-8925, Japan

For further information, please contact the Foundation at: sato.eisaku.mf@unu.edu, tel./fax 03-3409-0707.

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