Gender, War and Peacebuilding

2012- 2013 National Peace Essay Contest

In 2013, over 1,100 students submitted entries to the National Peace Essay Contest, while more than 1,000 more participated in related writing and other classroom exercises in high schools around the country.

2012-2013 Awards Week in D.C.
June 16-21, 2013

Read the winner bios | Read the full list of Winners and Honorable Mentions

National Winners Announced!

Take a Look at the Week's Agenda

This year, 1,100 students submitted entries to the National Peace Essay Contest while thousands more participated in related writing and other classroom exercises in high schools around the country.

Over the years, more than 1,400 state winners have participated in the Washington Awards Program. Many of these students have gone on to study foreign policy issues in college or have pursued careers in international affairs.

This year, the U.S. Institute of Peace's National Peace Essay Contest staff are organizing an exciting program for the state winners during their week in Washington. Activities will include:

  • A challenging three-day simulation
  • Meetings with knowledgeable speakers such as distinguished foreign policy scholars, practitioners, public officials in Congress, and foreign diplomats
  • Visits to historic national memorials and museums
  • An awards ceremony to honor state winners and to announce national winners.

Awards Program Photos

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