The competition is intended for youth aged 18-25 from any country of the world. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 and no older than 25 on May 15, 2011. No exceptions will be granted.
Awards: 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).
1st prize: 3,000 USD
2nd prize: 2,000 USD
3rd prize: 1,000 USD
Author of the winning video will be invited for a screening at the occasion of the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), held in Paris, France, in May 2011.
1st prize: 2,000 USD
2nd prize: 1,000 USD
3rd prize: 500 USD
The jury reserves the right to modify award amounts based on the number of winning essays / videos selected.
January 17, 2011 - Launch of the Essay Competition
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
For more details, visit: www.essaycompetition.org