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2021 World Citizen Essay Contest Award Ceremony

May 13, 2021

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 | 6:00-7:30PM PST

The World Affairs Council’s Global Classroom is thrilled to host the 2021 World Citizen Essay Contest (WCEC) Awards Ceremony to honor this year’s nine essay contest winners, whose insight and inspiration illustrated just how important it is to ensure that youth have a seat at the table when working to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Each spring, the World Affairs Council hosts the WCEC for third through twelfth graders. The goal of the contest is to promote discussion among students, teachers, families, and community members about the ways that individuals can effect positive change in the global community. The contest lends the opportunity for students to engage in conversations about critical world issues with their peers, teachers, and families and allows them to gain confidence in expressing their thoughts in writing by submitting their work to a panel of community judges from both the business and education communities. Many teachers use the WCEC as a way to engage their students in real life global issues.

Read about the 2021 essay prompt.

The Center for Global Studies is a sponsor and partner of World Affairs Council Global Classroom Programs.  ​

This is a FREE event open to the community. The evening will begin with a conversation on “Engaging Students in Global Education During the Pandemic,” with keynote speaker Akash Patel, followed by the announcement of the 2021 World Citizen Essay Contest winners, honorable mentions, and additional awardees. Please join us as we honor and uplift our youth.

NOTE: The Zoom link for the event will be sent out the day before the event. Sometimes our emails get sent to the SPAM inbox by mistake, so please check there if you have not received the link to your inbox. Please reach out to if you still haven’t received the link for the event.

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