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[The 8th Global Youth Diplomacy Essay Competition] Now open!
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2020-04-10 14:11:43



Thanks to social media, people can easily access to the news and information from all around the world almost in real time, knowing what is going on in the world. People's civic awareness has also grown. It gives them power to raise their voices and take action on global issues. The same applies to diplomacy. 

They are no observers any more. For their own national interests, they speak their thoughts actively enough to form public opinion so that politicians or diplomats cannot ignore their voices in the process of decision making. This is the moment when mere unjustifiable hard power cannot guarantee solutions to diplomatic problems, asking more delicate diplomatic skills and strategy to solve the problems in terms of soft power.

In light of the above, HOBY Korea has hosted the Global Youth Diplomacy Essay Competition since 2015, believing that educating teenagers the importance of diplomacy along with basic diplomatic knowledge and skills is imperative to bring the world peace and prosperity.


HOBY Korea (International Partner of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation for the Republic of Korea)
Korean Educational Association for Empowerment of Software
International Competitions in Science Arts for Youths


◎ Supported by 
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership USA


◎ Awards conferred by 
Council Member of San Jose, CA, USA - 2 
U.S. senate, representative - 2 (expected)
Foreign embassies in the Republic of Korea – 4
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership USA – 2
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Korea – 3
Korean Educational Association for Empowerment of Software – 5
Korean Youth Center – 5


◎ Essay topic for Year : 

International Business Diplomacy after Coronavirus Pandemic 
Analyze and predict how the coronavirus pandemic will impact the international business diplomacy including discussion on how we should prepare at national and/or international level.


◎ ELIGIBILITIES: Students in any country and ages between 13 and 18 on June 30, 2020 


◎ LANGUAGES: English (less than 1,000 words)



-  Submit your essay here <- Click 
-  Pay non-refundable application fee KRW 80,000


- Bank Name: 우리은행 (Woori bank) 
- Account #: 1005-403-673912  
- Account Holder: 호비한국청소년활동협회 (HOBY YOUTH ACTIVITIES)
- For international wire transfer 
  ▪Bank Address: 1585, Sangam-dong, mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea


◎ TIMETABLE (Korea standard time):

-  Submission deadline: July 31, 2020 at 23:59 (** Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline has been extended to July 31, 2020.)
-  Announcement of Winners : September 8, 2020 at 16:00


- Idea and originality     30
- Development and Support 25
- Organization 25
- Language use and Conventions 20


Associate Professor at Harvard University
Associate Professor at Dartmouth University 
Director of Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Korea
Director of Korean Educational Association for Empowerment of Software
Executive vice chairman, the Federation of Korean Associations, U.S.A. and others   


 Feedback in English capability from a current Ivy league professor for 10 award recipients 

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