Frequently Asked Questions
+ Can I submit more then one essay?
No, you can only participate with one essay.
+ Who can participate in WYEC 2018?
All high school and university students can participate in the WYEC 2018 international essay competition. The WYEC 2018 is open to students from all countries!
+ When is the submission deadline?
You have time to submit your essay until 31. March 2018 at 23:59 UTC+0 time.
+ What is the Grand Prize of WYEC 2018?
The overall best submission receives the WYEC Grand Prize 2018 of 1700 USD. The exceptional student that receives the WYEC Grand Prize will be invited to Germany for a special winner ceremony with all flight and accommodation expenses covered! In Germany, you will meet with current international leaders and professionals.
+ Do you pay flight and accomodation for the Grand Prize Winner?
Yes, all flight and accommodation expenses will be covered!
+ When will the Grand Prize Winner travel to Germany?
The Grand Prize Winner can freely choose a preferred time between 11. June 2018 and 30. September 2018.
+ Are there other prizes besides the Grand Prize?
Yes! The second and third best submissions receive the WYEC 2. prize and 3. prize of 2018. The jury selects 10x submissions of exceptional creativity who receive Awards of Excellence. All finalists will receive a special WYEC finalists certificate with honorable jury notes and all participants receive a WYEC 2018 participation certificate.
+ When will you announce the winners?
The winners of WYEC 2018 will be announced on 11. June 2018.
+ How many pages can I write?
The essay has to be between one to eight pages in the English language.
+ In which language can I write my essay?
The essay has to be in the English language.
+ Can I submit my essay from the past year?
Yes, but we encourage you to write a brand-new essay.
+ Can I submit a Word file or Image?
Yes, but we highly encourage you to convert your file to PDF!
+ What topic is the essay about?
The WYEC 2018 gives you the unique opportunity to write about a topic that interests, motivates and inspires you the most! There is no topic restriction and you are free to write about topics such as aspects of society, environmental issues, science and technology, global affairs, and more.
+ I have problems submitting my essay.
Please try to submit your essay on your PC or Laptop (not phone) and use the Chrome browser. If you are still not able to submit your essay, please contact our team via the contact form below.