World Youth Essay Competition 2018 Competitions International writing contests 
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World Youth Essay Competition 2018

The World Youth Essay Competition 2018 is an international competition for high school and university students. 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.

The essay has to be between one to eight pages in the English language. Participants may use pictures and graphics in their essays. The WYEC 2018 jury judges each essay individually based on various criteria which include creativity, writing style, knowledge skills and more. The jury selects the winners based on the essay and the personality of the participant!




There are many prizes for the participants to win besides great experiences, fun and creativity. The prizes include:

  • WYEC Grand Prize 2018: The overall best submission receives the WYEC Grand Prize 2018 of 1700 USD. The Grand Prize Winner will be featured in one of the world’s most notable youth journals: He/She will be interviewed by journalists to inspire other youths around the world!
  • 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 extraordinary writing style and creative minds. The 2. Prize and 3. Prize will also be featured in one of the world’s most notable youth journals
  • 10x Award of Excellence: The jury selects ten submissions for exceptional creativity, knowledge or language skills. They will receive the WYEC Award of Excellence to obtain encouragement and honor for their future achievements and professional career.
  • All Participants and Finalists: will receive a special WYEC finalists certificate with honorable jury notes.
The exceptional students that receive WYEC Prizes will be invited to Germany for a special winner ceremony with all flight and accommodation expenses covered! In Germany, they will meet with current international leaders and professionals.



  • 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.


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. 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. Some winners will be invited to Germany for a special WYEC winner ceremony with all flight and accommodation expenses covered!

until 30.9.2018: Grand Winner Ceremony

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