Competitions play a role in motivating students to perform and excel and offer a lot more reward than just the winning prize. Competitions offer a chance for participants to gain substantial experience, showcase skills, analyze and evaluate outcomes and uncover personal aptitude.
The Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC), has been sponsoring the JFTC Essay Competition since 2005, to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. The Japan Foreign Trade Council is offering students and business people the opportunity to provide constructive suggestions from a global viewpoint based on innovative ideas for a new meaning of “global trade and the role of Japanese companies” which would enable sustained prosperity in the world.
JFTC, is sponsoring the JFTC Essay Competition 2017 to encourage students, young researchers and business people to express their opinions on matters of national and international importance. Interested candidates are to write and submit an essay on the title,
“The Ideal Future Free Trade System
– Tasks and Solutions –”
Type: Essay contest
Eligibility: Anyone can apply for the essay competition, regardless of nationality or age.
Number of Awardees: Four (4)
Value of Contest:
- One Grand Prize of ¥1,000,000
- Three Prizes for Excellence of ¥200,000 each
The award winners from abroad will be provided with a round-trip air ticket to Tokyo, Japan to attend the award ceremony to be held on January 5, 2018.
How to Apply: Please send in your constructive suggestions from a global viewpoint based on innovative ideas.
It is important to go through the Contest Webpage for more details on the Essay and Application Requirements before applying.
Award Provider: Japan Foreign Trade Council(JTFC)
- English (4,000words) or Japanese (10,000characters). Each essay MUST BE accompanied by an essay summary of no more than 400words in English/ 1,000 Japanese characters.
- One diagram or chart is counted as 200 words. If the number of the words, including diagram or charts, is less than half of 4,000 words or more than the limitation, such work could be disqualified.
Application Deadline: 8th September, 2017 at 24:00 (JST)
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): Japan