Win a trip to Busan 2011, South Korea – Enter HLF-4 essay contest

Young people around the world are being offered an opportunity to be part of the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) scheduled for Busan, South Korea in November 2011.

The organisers of the global conference are calling on young people between the ages of 18 to 32 years to take part in an international essay contest on the forum.
The Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) will take place in Busan, Korea, from 29 November to 1 December 2011.

According to organisers, the HLF-4 presents a unique opportunity for achieving better aid and development through more effective, harmonized cooperation among governments, civil societies and the private sector. This multi-stakeholder event will seek a new vision and  strategies for a more effective and inclusive development partnership to meet new development challenges and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015

“As a preparatory event, the Government of the Republic of Korea will host the 2011 HLF-4 International Essay Contest to share young people’s inspiration and vision on aid and development. Young people from around the world are invited to submit their innovative ideas on effective aid and development,” organisers said.

The essay is under the theme: “Visions of Youth on Effective Aid and Development,” and the following are the guidelines:


  • Essays may be submitted by anyone ages between the ages of 18 and 32 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • Essays must be 2000 words or less and be in English.
  • Essays must have a cover page indicating the (1) essay title (2) name (3) address (4) contact number (5) e-mail address (6) nationality (7) age as of December 1, 2011 (8) gender (9) school name (if applicable) and (10) word count.
  • Entries may be submitted online to [email protected]
  • Essays must be original and unpublished.
  • Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays will not be accepted.
  • Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the event organizers.


  • Entries must be received by October 7, 2011.


  • 1st Prize – Certificate and Prize of $ 2,000   –  1 entrant
  • 2nd Prize – Certificate and Prize of $ 1,000  –   2 entrants
  •  3rd Prize – Certificate and Prize of $ 200   –   5 entrants

The 1st and the two 2nd prize winners will be invited to the Youth Forum which will be held during the HLF-4 as one of its special events.
Travel expenses and accommodation will be covered by the Government of Korea, the organisers say.

All prize winners will be announced in October 2011 on the HLF-4 website

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

  1. Naznin Jahan says

    I am not clear about the theme the forum has asked for. What kind of aid and development it has asked for in what purpose? As i am not acquainted with it, please clarify the theme of the essay .

  2. Alamgir Hossen says

    result of essay contest?

    please send me answer…

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