The Sombath Initiative is sponsoring a writing contest about issues in Laos. Any age or nationality can enter, but Lao youth are especially encouraged to apply.
Essays should be about any one of the following topics (Please select one topic only):
- Sustainable development in Laos
- Youth and education in Laos
- Civil society in Laos
Entries should be in either Lao or English, and between 500 to 1,000 words (approximately 2-3 pages) in length.
Three prizes will be awarded for both Lao and English (six total prizes):
- $300 for first prize
- $200 for second prize
- $100 for third prize
Following the philosophy of Sombath Somphone, essays that are positive and inspiring will be given preference over those that are critical or negative.
Winning essays will be posted on the website, Facebook and Google+ If contestants request, their name will not be included with the posting.
Entries must be sent to [email protected] no later than January 31st, 2016. Winning contestants will be notified by email.
Thank you, and we look forward to your thoughts!