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2013 International Essay Contests

Application for several 2013 International Student/Teacher Essay Contests are currently on and you can start entering for any of these contests to have a chance to get your voice and opinions heard as well as get the prizes at stake. Interested students or teachers should follow the steps below to enter for the contest.

Here is a list of International essay contests we have been able to gather, we shall add more to the slit as we come across them.

Commonwealth Short Story Prize Prize Money

Regional winners receive GBP 1,000 and the overall winner receives GBP 5,000. Criteria: For unpublished short fiction between 2,000 and 5,000 words (Commonwealth based authors only).

Closing Date: December 2013

For more information on the Essay Competition, Click here!

Flash 500 International Competition

Prize Money: GBP 250 plus

Publication Criteria: Unpublished short stories up to 500 words

Closing Dates: Held quarterly March, June September and December 2013

To apply for this contest, Click Here!

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs fifth annual International Essay Contest

ESSAY TOPIC: What does moral leadership mean to you?


  • Style: Op-ed style (not academic, footnoted papers)
  • Length: 1,000 to 1,500 words
  • Format: Word document, or email. English language entries only.
  • Limit: One entry per person.

This competition is open to teachers and students of all nationalities.


1st prize: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate
2nd prize: $150 Amazon Gift Certificate
3rd prize: $75 Amazon Gift Certificate

DEADLINE: December 31, 2013

For more information and how to apply, Click here!

Montreal International Poetry Prize Prize Money

CDN $20,000 Criteria: Original, unpublished poems of up to 40 lines which are not currently submitted anywhere else

Closing Date: May 2013

For more Instructions, guides and how to apply, Click here!

Reducing Urban Poverty 2013 Essay Competition, $1000 Grand Prize

To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, USAID, International Housing Coalition (IHC), World Bank, Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP), and the Cities Alliance are co-sponsoring a fourth annual paper competition.

The competition seeks abstracts for a paper competition on urban poverty in the developing world. Winning papers will be published and selected authors will present their work in a policy workshop to be held at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. in November 2013. The grand prize winner will also receive $1000.

Key words:
2013 Paper Competition/Policy Workshop/Publication
$1000 Grand Prize
Abstracts due: March 15, 2013

To get full details, Click Here!

If you know any other international essay competition that you think should be on this list. You can leave it as a comment on this post, we shall add it to the list if it fits the profile. Thank you!

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  1. samuel October 17, 2013

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