***Due to the challenges faced by schools, teachers, and students because of the Coronavirus, we have extended the deadline for submission to our annual essay contest to March 25th. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.***
Each year the World Affairs Council hosts the World Citizen Essay contest for third through twelfth graders. The goal of the contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members about the ways that individuals can effect positive change in the global community.
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is targeted by United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #5. If you were hired by the United Nations to lead a project addressing gender equality by empowering women and girls, what would you do? Where would you work and why? Finally, what specific steps would you take to achieve your goal?
-The competition is open to all Washington state students in the 3rd-12th grades
-Essays must be 1000 words or less
-Essays are due midnight on March 25, 2020
-Submit your essay via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The World Citizen Essay Contest is Sponsored by the Expedia Group