Midwest Youth Services seek to empower underprivileged individuals to develop as independent individuals and enjoy new challenges through volunteering and social action whilst making a positive contribution to the community. This is achieved by providing young people with access to good quality volunteering, and social opportunities and supporting them to realize their own projects and ideas.

The Midwest Youth Services announces its annual International Essay Competition, open to teachers and students, both male and female from any country.

2017 ESSAY TOPIC: In 500 – 750 words, write any service project that benefit your community in the area of Education or Health.

  1. Essays may be submitted by anyone from 17 years old upward
  2. Essays must be 750 words or less excluding essay title and cover page. Essays must be typed and written in the following languages Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Hindi,Indonesian, Portuguese, or Turkish.
  3. Essays must have a cover page indicating Name, Country, your e-mail and the date you submitted your essay.
    1. Essay entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.
    2. Please note that the organizer is unable to confirm receipt of essays or answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.
  4. Entries must NOT be submitted by postal mail or emails.
    1. IMPORTANT: To send your essay, you must go to the online registration page and follow the required steps.
  5. Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.
  6. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
  7. Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.

Entries must be received by March 15, 2017 (5:30 Western USA Time).

1st Prize: $5000 USD
2nd Prize: $3000 USD
3rd Prize: $2000 USD