Zoryan Institute and Genocide Studies International Essay Contest

Genocide continues to occur around the world despite an international commitment to prevent and punish this horrific crime and the ongoing work of scholars, policy makers, political leaders, and activists to build a global society free of genocide.

The Zoryan Institute and the editors of Genocide Studies International invite you, as future leaders, to join the conversation about genocide prevention by entering our Student Essay Contest.

Essay Guidelines Choose ONE of the following prompts to answer:

1. How will you lead your generation in preventing genocide?

2. What obligation does the global community have to prevent genocide, and what form(s) should these prevention efforts take?

3. How should your nation respond to genocide that takes place in another nation?

Your essay should make an argument, and you should use existing research to support your ideas. Start with the Genocide Studies International Education Supplement for Genocide Awareness Month, and use other resources as needed. You can use any citation style, but you must use it consistently.

Every essay will be read by a panel of experts who will determine one winner and two runnersup. All three will be published in a forthcoming issue of Genocide Studies International. In addition, the winning author will receive $250.

Length: approximately 1,000 words

Due: Friday, June 30, 2024, 5:00 pm EST

Submission Process: Essays must be submitted through this Google Form: https://forms.gle/UUs43BDCF9ZHdvCJ7

Eligibility: This contest is open to all students currently enrolled in high school.

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Rich (richj@rowan.edu), Co-Editor of Genocide Studies International with any questions.