Essay Competition

This essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference.

Essay competitions are a strong tradition in the UK and North America. Participation affords students the opportunity to develop English skills and improve topic research and reasoning skills. Virtually every English academic institution around the world has some form of essay competition program, often facilitated by the actual institution or student societies.
IBE firmly believes that investing in education is an important investment in our community.  Keeping this in mind, our essay competition seeks to partner with Vietnamese schools and individuals to recognize excellence in education by encouraging students to be creative and expressive.  The competition also rewards schools that produce winning students not only in materialistic gratification but also in worldwide recognition. Further details on registration are on the Events sections of the website.

We confidently anticipate that such competition will energize and create an excitement within academic institutions and  student bodies at large. While the competition is in the form of an essay, in coming years IBE envisions the competition to include video, poetry, art and science.

Topics will only be issued online 2 weeks prior to end date
Guidelines 1. Essays may be submitted by anyone from 12 up to 21 years old in one of the following age categories: a) Children (ages 11 up to 14)  b) Youths (ages 15 – 21)
2. Essays must be approximately 700 words in length in English excluding essay title and cover page. Essays must be typed and saved as PDF/WORD/TEXT.
3. Full Registration online. Essays must have a cover page indicating (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) your essay title (3) your name (4) address (5) phone number (6) e-mail (7) nationality (8) age as of June 15, 2017 (9) gender (10) school name (if applicable) (11) word count.
* Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.
* Please note that the organizer is unable to confirm receipt of essays or answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.
4. Entries must be submitted by email or online.
* IMPORTANT: To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page and follow the required steps.
5. Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.
6. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted. Verification prior to entry are done through Skype with our staff.
7. Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.
Deadline Entries must be received by on each event deadline.
Awards All candidates that have been accepted for enrollment in the essay competition after verification of identity and passing the preliminary essay enrollments will receive the following:

  • Participation Certificate
    • Verifiable by certificate number
  • First to Third place awards
    • Prizes will be announced per event
  • All winning essays will be uploaded into mass media

All essays are graded and reviewed by professors in local and international Universities. The review process takes 2-4 weeks as the essays are reviewed by not only 1 university but by several universities to eliminate any bias.

To register please visit out registration for dates and events.