Announcing the YMUN Essay Contest!

YMUN XLV is incredibly proud to announce its first-ever essay contest. All delegates are invited to participate by submitting individually-researched and -written pieces. Each submissions should be no more than 1,000 words in length addressing the prompt, for  the inaugural YMUN Essay Contest below:

“The Ties That Bind Us: International Networks in an Era of Globalization”

For this prompt, analyze and explain the significance of one or more examples from recent history that illustrate a component of globalization. You may, and are encouraged to, define key terms and ideas in your response, as well as determine the scope and significance of your investigation. Example topics include: the internet revolution and the advent of online communication; the boom of international tourism; the surge of modern trade networks; soft powers through social media; electioning monitoring, democratic governance, and election-hacking; and multinational companies’ presence in developing countries. You should be creative in your research, cite your sources, and submit your piece in a timely fashion.

Details

  1. Any delegate who plans to attend YMUN may submit an essay; however, only delegates who are registered and confirmed as attending will have their submissions judged.

  2. Submissions must be no longer than 1,000 words in length, typed in English. Submissions should be double-spaced, 12 point font, and double-spaced.

  3. Submissions must be the delegate’s own original work Any outside sources used (i.e. quotations, statistics, the writing of other authors) must be appropriately cited.

  4. All submissions must be emailed to the Under Secretary-General of Conference Henry Suckow Ziemer as PDF attachments with the name [YMUN XLV_Essay_First Name_Last Name] (i.e. YMUN XLV_Essay_Henry_SuckowZiemer)

  5. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and will close December 1, 2018 at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. Winners will be announced at the opening ceremonies of YMUN XLV.

Please feel free to email Henry Suckow Ziemer at conference@ymun.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Awards

Essays will be evaluated based on quality and coherence of analysis, organization and structure of the prose, and relevance and significance to the topic. The top three essays will be announced at the opening ceremonies for YMUN on January 17. Prize information is as follows:

1st Place: Will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement. Additionally, their work will be published online on the website of the Yale Review of International Studies, and they will receive a $50 gift card.

2nd Place: Will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement. Additionally, their work will be published online on the website of the Yale Review of International Studies, and they will receive a $30 gift card.

3rd Place: Will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement. Additionally, their work will be published online on the website of the Yale Review of International Studies, and they will receive a $20 gift card.

Resources

Below you will find a short Guide to the Essay Contest, to help you write your essay:

Essay Contest Guide