“Reaching 16” refers to Goal 16 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that aims to promote just, peaceful, and inclusive societies. It also serves as a reference and commitment to ensuring youth reach the age of 16 and beyond by stabilizing communities. As a young changemaker, #Reaching16 Essay Contest provides you with a unique platform to share your personal experience and creative voice with the world.
Written submissions, in the form of a personal essay are welcome, that tell us about the important work you or someone you know is doing to ensure your community is #Reaching16.
The competition is open to all members of the public who are:
• Citizens of low-and middle-income countries (LMICs);
• Aged 18-35 and;
• Members of YouthLead with a member profile that is at least 80 percent complete. Becoming a member of YouthLead is easy and free. All Entrants must be successfully registered on YouthLead. As registration may take several days to process, all YouthLead.org registration requests must be submitted at least four business days prior to the end of the Entry Period to ensure timely approval for entering the contest.
16 essays will be chosen from submissions. With permission of the author, the winning essays will be published on YouthLead.org and promoted via our YouthLead social media channels and newsletter.
HOW TO APPLY
For more information, please visit the official website.