• A grand prize of SGD8,000
• Runner-up prizes of SGD2,000 (50 awards)
Authors of the best essays (finalists) will be invited to participate in the World Bank Conference 2020 on Development Economics.
NOTE: The jury reserves the right to modify the allocation depending on the number of winning essays.
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The Essay Competition is organized by the World Bank in partnership with several outstanding academic and civil society institutions who form the Steering Committee and Advisory Committee. The role of those Committees is to determine the topic and format of the contest as well as to ensure a fair and transparent process of selecting the winners.
The Advisory Committee includes representatives of Government of Sweden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, UN-HABITAT, United Cities and Local Governments.
Essays will be reviewed by the Review Committee, consisting of some members of the Steering Committee and Advisory Committee.
Evaluation criteria include: quality of proposals, structure, coherence of arguments, originality/creativity, style, use of sources and evidence.
The jury will complete their selections of finalists in November 30, 2020, after a three-stage review process. Essays will be blind-reviewed. Finalists will be invited to present their essays to a panel of experts during the Final Jury. The winner(s) will present their award by means of money transfer by the end of February 2021.
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The competition is intended for youth aged 18-25 from any country of the world. Anyone born between the year 1992 and 1999 inclusive is invited to take part in the competition. No exceptions will be granted.
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