Each year, the Center for International Private Enterprise invites young people to share their ideas on how youth can help strengthen democracy and the private sector. For questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
Who can participate:
Students and young professionals aged 18-30. Past CIPE Youth Essay Contest Winners are not eligible to participate.
Length and language
1,500-2,500 words. All essays must be in English.
All essays must be submitted through our online form and must include the writer's name in the file name and inside the document.
For example, if your name is John J. Smith, the document should be named "SMITH-JOHN.doc".
The essay you submit must focus on the role of youth and, where applicable, include examples from your personal experience relating to the topic. Essays that only talk about challenges to entrepreneurship in general terms, or limit proposed solutions only to what governments should do, will not be successful.
For each category, CIPE will publish the winning first, second, and third place essays. Winning authors will receive a $500 honorarium.
One grand prize winner will be invited on an all-expense-paid trip to attend CIPE's upcoming Democracy that Delivers for Entrepreneurs conference in the United States, which is planned for April 2013.
November 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM (EDT)
Your essay should address one of the following three categories.
The questions in bullet points are descriptive guidance meant to help you think about the topic. You do not necessarily have to answer these questions in your essay.