• ANNUAL ESSAY COMPETITION

WHAT IS IT?

The PACE Essay Competition, typically held in Term 3, is open to all Junior and Middle School students at both campuses to voice their ideas on critical topics that align with the ethos of PACE and UWCSEA. A winner from each school at each campus is awarded $500 to put towards the Global Concern of their choice. The winning essays are also published on the PACE website and announced with a student profile in the school eBrief as well as on PACE social media. 

This competition is a great opportunity to expose the students and staff at school to PACE’s values, and for PACE to give back to the school through donations to school-sponsored Global Concerns.

HOW IT WORKS?

Junior and Middle School Students: Turn your time into money and help the Global Concern of your choice!

  • All essays to be emailed to paceessay2022@gmail.com
  • Attach your essay in PDF format and include your name, grade, and which campus (East or Dover) you attend.
  • Each essay will be scored: 50% content/coherence and 50% originality.

Selected finalist essays, for each age group. Four winners: one from each age group at each campus will be awarded $500 to donate to the Global Concern of their choice.

JUNIOR SCHOOL

OPTION 01

If you could have one superpower, how would you help the people of Ukraine? 

OPTION 02

Since UWCSEA’s founding 50 years ago, the world has changed significantly (technology, communications, medicine, travel, climate change, world population etc.). If you could change one thing in the next 50 years, what would it be? 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

OPTION 01

During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum was burned, reportedly ruining about 25 works by the beloved Ukrainian painter Maira Prymachenko. Why do you think the destruction of the Art and Local History Museum matters in a crisis like this?

OPTION 02

What role should multinational organizations like NATO or the United Nations play in conflicts like the Russian invasion of Ukraine? Are they powerful enough to have a real impact? What changes would you make to these organizations to make them more effective?

2022 WINNERS

DOVER JUNIOR SCHOOL
ZOEY GANGULY
WATER WARRIORS
EAST JUNIOR SCHOOL
FREYA LATHAM-HODGE
KUMA CAMBODIA
DOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL
KAZUSHI KOUSAKA
TIGER WATCH
EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL
YU-HSUAN HUANG
UNICEF

2021 WINNERS

DOVER JUNIOR SCHOOL
SIDDHARTH FAFAT
A.C.R.E.S.
EAST JUNIOR SCHOOL
ANNIKA RAJ
SOLAR FAR EAST
DOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL
ROYE GANJU
WATERFORD-KAMHLABA
EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL
ARSHEYA SIVAKUMAR RAJ
I INDIA GC

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