Rotary Peace Essay Competition
Review the resources on this page so that you can successfully understand the intent of the program and requirements of the essay competition.
What does peace mean to you?
Our commitment to peacebuilding today answers new challenges: how we can make the greatest possible impact and how we can achieve our vision of lasting change. We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusivity, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, and finding more ways for people to get involved.
Participant must attend all four peace forum sessions (see schedule below).
Submit a 1,000 – 2,000 word essay (single spaces, 12pt Times New Roman font)
Submit the essay by May 18: A link will be provided upon registration.
1st Prize: $1,500
2nd Prize: $900
3rd Prize: $500
Peace Forum Schedule
Guest speakers will share their thoughts about Peace over three (3) consecutive weeks on Thursdays at 4pm via Zoom.
• April 20th
• April 27th
• May 4th
An in-person discussion session will be held May 11th at 4:15-5:45pm.
Peace Essay Participant Registration
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Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 115 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
Now…it’s your turn.
Clean Water & Sanitation
We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. Project ideas: beach/ocean clean-ups, water awareness and conservation, hand-washing/sanitation.
Preventing and treating disease
We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Project ideas: Blankets for cancer patients, COVID prevention, blood drives.
Saving mothers & children
We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger. Project ideas: meal packaging, nutrition awareness, stopping domestic violence, day-long clinic for dental/vision.
Improving education & literacy
Rotary aims to strengthen access to basic education and increases literacy for children and adults. Project ideas: book collection/distribution, poetry exhibits, literacy resources for refugees/prisons/other populations.
Growing local economies
We enhance economies by lifting up everyone in our community, create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. Project ideas: vocational training, financial literacy, reducing homelessness.
Building peace & resolving conflict
Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. Project ideas: Mediating conflict, anti-bullying, reducing discrimination, building goodwill between conflicting groups/cultures.