Deadline: 17 March 2011
Open to: young people from 18 to 25 years old
Award: different prizes are available to the video and essay competition
The World Bank International Essay Competition 2011 would like to hear your views on the opportunities, challenges and implications of youth migration.
Applicants must answer to the following questions:
1) How has migration (international or internal, in a sending or a receiving country) affected you, your family, your community, or your country?
2) How do you perceive the benefits of migration (increased opportunities for young people, remittances) versus the risks (brain drain, illegal immigration and exploitation of young immigrants)?
3) What actions can you recommend for broadening opportunities for young migrants in their countries of destination and their countries of origin?
You are encouraged to draw on personal experiences when possible and focus on providing your own creative solutions for managing migration in a way that most benefits young people. s migration is a multi-dimensional issue, please feel free to explore any aspect of migration that you relate to most, such as :
* Rural to urban migration
* international migration policy
* role of diasporas
* forced migration
* integration of immigrants
* migration and development
* skilled migration / brain drain
Open for nationals of ALL countries of the world, students and non-students alike. Participants must be between the ages 18-25 on 15 May 2011. Students enrolled in Ph.D. courses are, however, not eligible to participate.
* may not be longer than 4000 words (about 10 pages of standard text).
* formats: .doc or .pdf.
* provide a summary of no more than 250 words. The summary will be used by the jury to make a pre-selection
* essays can be in one of this languages: English, french or Spanish
* may not be longer than 2 minutes
Essays can be submitted here.
To submit a video, you must first create a YouTube account and upload your work on the YouTube website. Additionally, you are required to submit a form via the Essay Competition website. More information on how to submit the video.
Each participant may submit entries in more than one category, but only one submission per category is allowed. This means that you may submit one essay and one video (although, of course, you can choose to submit, for example, only an essay), but you may not submit, for example, two essays.
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