19 January 2011



Hey everybody, I'm sharing you a opportunity for all young people, students and non-students alike, between the ages of 18 and 25, from all countries of the world. If you are at least 18 and not older than 25 on May 15, 2011, you are eligible to participate. Please note that if you were a finalist or winner of a previous World Bank International Essay Competition, you are no longer eligible to compete.

The 2010 International Essay Competition on youth unemployment attracted 2,009 submissions from over 150 countries (90% of submissions came from developing countries).

March 17, 2011 - Deadline for submissions

Week of May 2 - Finalists of the essay category announced and winner of the video category announced

May 30 - June 1, 2011- Final Jury in Paris, France (only finalists in the essay category and winner of the video category participate)

June 1, 2011- Award Ceremony during the ABCDE conference in Paris, France

The competition consists of writing an essay following the length and format outline in the website. The topic for this year is Youth Migration.

1. Essay
Eight finalists will participate in the Final Jury in Paris, France in May 2011, and attend the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE).
Money awards:
1st prize: 3,000 USD
2nd prize: 2,000 USD
3rd prize: 1,000 USD

For more information, check the website outlined at the top of the email and http://www.essaycompetition.org/content11_113_1

Best of luck,