World
Youth
Essay
Competition
1700 USD Grand Prize
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 Topic and Criteria
The WYEC 2018 gives you the unique opportunity to write about a subject that interests, motivates and inspires you the most! There is no topic restriction and you are free to write about topics such as The essay has to be between one to eight pages in the English language. You can also use pictures and graphics in your essay to visualize your words. Please submit your essay as PDF file (preferred). The WYEC 2018 jury judges each essay individually based on various criteria which may include creativity, writing style, knowledge skills and more. The WYEC 2018 Finalists will answer three short questions towards personality and achievements: The jury selects the winners based on your essay and your personality!
 Eligibility | Who can participate?
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! Every student is welcomed to submit his essay. Because WYEC 2018 wants to encourage students from certain countries, the jury gives special attention to submission from these countries:

Nepal, India, Germany, Thailand, Gambia, Philippines, Kenya, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, Zambia, Indonesia, Morocco, France, Brazil, Pakistan, USA, Ukraine, Egypt, Vietnam and More.

If you are from one of these countries, you have a great chance to become a finalist and we highly encourage you to participate in WYEC 2018!
 Prizes and Awards
The jury receives many outstanding submissions from all around the world. The WYEC awards honor a variety of excellent essays from exceptional youths and students.

WYEC Grand Prize 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.
WYEC 2. Prize and 3. Prize
The second and third best submissions receive the WYEC 2. prize and 3. prize of 2018. The award honors your extraordinary writing style and your creative mind. The 2. Prize and 3. Prize Winners will also be featured in one of the world's most notable youth journals: You will be interviewed by journalists towards your motivation to inspire other youths around the world!
10x Award of Excellence
The jury selects ten submissions for exceptional creativity, knowledge or language skills. You will receive the WYEC Award of Excellence to obtain encouragement and honor for your future achievements and professional career.
All Finalists
All finalists will receive a special WYEC finalists certificate with honorable jury notes.
All Participants
All participants will receive a WYEC 2018 participation certificate.
 Timeline and Deadlines
 01.1.2018 | Submission Opens
You have now time to collect your ideas, to be creative and to write your essay. You can submit your essay online via the submission form here: Submit Essay. You have time to submit your essay until 31. March 2018 at 23:59 UTC+0 time.
 31.3.2018 | Submission Deadline
The WYEC 2018 jury reads all essays and makes a careful evaluation based on your submission. The jury will determine the finalists of WYEC 2018 until 19. April 2018.
 09.4.2018 | Announcement of Finalists
WYEC 2018 is about the story and the person behind it! In the second stage, all finalists will answer three short question so that the jury learns more about your personality, your achievements, and your talent!
 31.5.2018 | Deadline for Finalist Questions
The WYEC jury will make a final decision based on your essay and your answers to nominate the Grand Prize Winner, 2. Prize, 3. Prize and ten Awards of Excellence.
 11.6.2018 | Announcement of Winners
The winners will receive their awards and jury feedback. The Grand Prize Winner will be invited to Germany for a special WYEC 2018 winner ceremony with all flight and accommodation expenses covered!
until 30.9.2018 | Grand Winner Ceremony
WYEC 2018 | Submit Your Essay  
 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.
 Contact
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