The National Peace Essay Contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve. You must be attending a public, private, or parochial school or participate in a high school correspondence program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. Territories.
This essay contest is intended to promote serious discussion among high school students, teachers, and national leaders about international peace and conflict resolution today and in the future. You must submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words on the following topic: "How can new media best be leveraged to help build peace and prevent conflict?"
In order to apply, you must have a sponsor or contest coordinator within your school or community. This person will review essays and act as the key contact between you and the Institute.
Website: National Peace Essay Contest