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2021 Essay Writing Competition for Undergraduate Students on Critical Human Rights and Peace Issues in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (Closed)

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Organized
byASEAN University Network- Human Rights Education (AUN-HRE) andStrengthening
Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/ Southeast Asia
(SHAPE-SEA)Supported by Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of
Oslo


THEME for 2021ASEAN’S
GOLDEN CHANCE TO SAVE “THE GOLDEN LAND”:
SEEKING
REGIONAL SOLUTIONS TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY AND PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS IN
MYANMAR

This essay competition aims to provide
undergraduate students in Southeast Asia a platform to analyse the current
situation in Myanmar and to provide sound recommendations for ASEAN and its
member-states in pursuit of the restoration of democracy and the ability of
the people to fully claim their basic rights and freedoms.


WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT?The scope of entries
must explore and analyse ASEAN’s role in addressing current social,
political, cultural and economic situations in Myanmar. It challenges essays
writers to define and analyse ways for ASEAN to protect human rights,
fundamental freedoms and the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, as well as,
articulate on issues that need to be prioritized.


WHO CAN JOIN?       
Southeast Asian undergraduate students currently enrolled in a
Southeast Asia tertiary academic institution


WHAT
ARE THE ESSAY REQUIREMENTS?

  • Analytical
    papers written in English within a maximum of 500-700 words (excluding title,
    references, notes)
  • Essays should be original and should
    not have been previously published elsewhere.
  • Essays
    must be written only by one person.
  • Font style and
    size: Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 interlinear
  • In-text citations and reference must be in APA
    (seventh edition) format
  • Essays should be
    submitted in MS Word (.doc/.docx)

SUBMISSION
INSTRUCTIONS
Essays must be submitted online via the online
registration page.

  • One person can
    only submit one entry.
  • Submissions are deemed final.
    Revised versions will not be accepted.
  • Deadline for Submission:
    30 June 2021 (23:59 BKK Time)

SELECTION
PROCESS:

  • Organizers’
    Shortlist (1-15 July)
    : AUN-HRE, SHAPE-SEA and NCHR will be
    reviewing and scoring all qualified entries based on the following
    criteria:

    • 40% Analysis
    • 30% Clarity
      and Structure
    • 20% Originality
    • 10%
      Relevance to the Theme
  • Popular Vote (16-30 July): The public
    will get a chance to vote for their top 3 favorite shortlisted essays. Entries
    will be posted on the SHAPE-SEA website. Names shall be deleted to ensure
    fairness and objectivity. The shortlisted essay with the most votes
    win!
  • Expert Panel’s Choices (16-30
    July)
    : An esteemed group of experts will be reviewing and
    decising on the top three essays for the competition. Deliberations will be
    based on the following criteria:

    • 40% Analysis
    • 30% Clarity and Structure
    • 20%
      Originality
    • 10% Relevance to the
      Theme

PRIZES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Experts’
Choice First Prize:
Certificate of Recognition and cash prize of THB
10,000
Experts’ Choice Second
Prize:
Certificate of Recognition and cash prize of THB
7,000
Experts’ Choice Third
Prize:
Certificate
of Recognition and cash prize of THB 5,000
Most Popular Vote: Certificate of Recognition and cash prize of THB
3,000

All Winning essays
will be invited to present in a panel at an International Conference.
Shortlisted essays will be given a Certificate of Appreciation and will be
published on the SHAPE-SEA Website.


KEY
DATES

Deadline
for Submission:
30 June
2021 (23:59 BKK Time)
Shorlisting by Organizers: 1-15 July
2021
Announcement of Shorlisted Essays: 16 July
2021
Popular
Vote:
16-30 July
2021
Expert Panel Deliberation: 16-30 July 2021
Announcement of Winners: 31 July
2021

For any inquiries, contact us at
education.shapesea@gmail.comhttps://shapesea.com

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