We are pleased to invite you once again to participate in the Goi Peace Foundation - UNESCO International Essay Contest for Young People. The theme for this year's contest is: "THE POWER OF CULTURE TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE." Every part of the world has its own culture. Culture includes the arts, traditions and customs of a country or region, as well as the wisdom, values, lifestyles and trends of the people living there. In order to build a peaceful world, we need to acknowledge and respect each other's cultures. What aspects of the culture in your country or region do you take pride in? How can youth make the most of them to create a better future? The deadline for entry is June 30, 2013. Prize winners will receive a cash award and will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Japan. Please see the complete guidelines at http://www.goipeace.or.jp/english/activities/programs/1301.html We look forward to the participation of many young people from our school!