Offer: Youth Essay Contest
Women's Learning Partnership is sponsoring a youth essay contest in celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)--
CEDAW promises women of the world their human rights and fundamental freedoms. Yet in many countries this remains an elusive dream. How and what can we change to "ensure the equal rights of men and women to enjoy all economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights" as envisioned by the Convention?
We invite young people around the world, especially in developing countries, to share their ideas. What is the most important issue affecting women's lives in your country, and what solutions do you propose? Submit your short, original essay for the chance to win valuable prizes and to get published on the WLP website!
To enter, email your completed essay to firstname.lastname@example.org with the author’s name, age, country, and email address. Please write "Essay Contest" in the subject line.
Deadline for Entries: January 31, 2010
First Prize: Netbook (worth $500)
Second Prize: iPhone or iPod (worth $250)
Third Prize: Flip Video Camera (worth $150)
Additional outstanding essays will be published online on WLP's blog Our Vision and Our Voices.
Open to young people between 18-25 years of age. Winners will be asked for proof of identity, including age.
Essays must be original, unpublished work.
Essays should be between 500-1000 words, written in English.
By entering this competition, participants grant WLP permission to publish their essays and use them for promotional or other purposes.
Essays may be edited for publication and other purposes.
Tax obligations, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.