International Writing Contest

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“As today’s young people are crucial for the shaping of our future, it is imperative that they are enabled to develop to their full potential. UNESCO’s objective is to help empower young people and ensure that their contributions are taken into account. This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination 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 in the world. On the occasion of the final year of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), the theme of this year’s contest is “My Role as a Citizen of Earth.”

2014 Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO International Essay Contest

ELIGIBILITY: Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 15, 2014) in one of the following age categories:
a) Children (ages up to 14)
b) Youth (ages 15 – 25)

On the theme: “My Role as a Citizen of Earth”

‘In the vast universe, we were born on this planet called Earth, where various cultures and ethnicities, all living things, and all of nature exist together. However, in our world today, we face numerous problems–environmental destruction, resource depletion, wars and conflicts, poverty, and many more–that make our future uncertain. Given this situation, what do you think is the best way forward for humanity? How do you wish to fulfill your role as a citizen of Earth?’

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International writing contests?

Are there any writing contests like Bridport that are international and invite submissions for short stories or poems? Doesn't matter if there's an entry fee.

There are many such poems, though obviously most of them are effectively focused on a single language group of countries (English, Spanish, French .....).
One of the most prestigious awards in the UK is the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, which is accepting entries now.
There is an 'alternative' version of the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, the Welsh Poetry Competition. This has smaller prizes, less respected judges, almost no international kudos - but still attracts entries from New Zealand, Canada, Australia .....
I suppose some people are just desperate to ge…

Which website can I find international writing contests for 2008?

you can check this site out,it shows several free writing contests(no entry fee) fiction/non fiction and poetry
also for a free poetry contest:
you can also try
best of luck :-)