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National peace essay contest

National peace essay contest essays The contest

United States Institute of Peace (USIP) conducts the National peace essay contest every year. It is open to all school students from grade 9 to 12 residing in USA. Students who are US citizens and studying abroad are also eligible. There is one award of $1,000 for each state. 53 State level winners compete for the national level award. The first, second and third prices at the national level are $10,000, 5000 and 2500 respectively. All the 53 winners attend a five day awards function in Washington and meet many dignitaries.