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Application Requirements

Applicants must be between the ages of 10 and 19 as of August 3, 2022.

In principle, please apply from your school.

Those who submit the most outstanding works will be invited to give a speech as a representative of children at the Children’s World Peace Summit on August 3, 2022 at the House of Representative Members Office Building.   

Please understand that there will be meetings and events on the following dates. 

 

If you wish to apply directly without going through the school, please apply through this official website.
Please note that we do not accept individual questions regarding applications.

<Events it will need to attend if you are selected as a child representative>

➀ They should attend an online or in-person meeting in July 2022.  

② On August 3, 2022, they must attend the Children’s World Peace Summit at the House of Representative Members Office Building.

(* Please note that due to the spread of the disease and the situation, they may be asked to participate online, but in principle, they will participate on site. * The summit will be conducted in Japanese, so it is necessary for they or their leader to be able to understand Japanese instructions.)

Theme of the work

“What is Peace for you? My Ideas for Peace in the World is.”

What do you think “peace” means?
What is your idea of peace in the world? 

The word “peace” in a nutshell has an abstract meaning.

First, let’s think about what “peace” means to you, and then try to define “peace” by saying, “Peace means ____.

 

If you find it difficult to think about peace, you can think about world peace by thinking of someone around you whom you would like to make happy, and asking yourself, “What would make that person happy?

There are many other ways to do this, such as looking at newspapers, thinking from recent news, or interviewing friends and family.


Then, once you have a definition of “peace,” you can think about what you can do to achieve that world peace.

For example, “Is there anything I can do through my committee or club activities?” or “Is there anything I can do through my dreams for the future?”, let’s think about what you and everyone else can and want to do together with your friends, school teachers, and family, connecting it to your own dreams.

 

Please share your ideas for creating world peace through free thinking.

★ Notes. 

We would like to see speeches that focus on “peace,” 

such as “Peace is the fact that there is ________” or “I feel peace when there is ________.

 

If you are giving a speech from the perspective of “peace is the absence of ________,” give a speech about why the absence of ________ would lead to peace. 

(Example: I think it would be peaceful if we could eliminate weapons from the world and solve problems through discussion. I want to create peace by learning the languages and cultures of many countries and making friends with people from all over the world so that we can discuss conflicts when they occur.)

Criteria for selection

Children’s representatives will be selected based on the following criteria➀ -③.

➀ Whether submitted two items: a video and an application form (speech manuscript) or not.

② Whether the speech contains words that refer to what peace is or not.

③ Whether the speech contains “ideas for achieving peace” or not.

The above three points are essential criteria for selection.

(For reference) In the past, the finalists were those whose entries had the following characteristics: “original,” “sounds fun,” “has a dream,” “concrete,” “directly related to future dreams,” “can be tackled immediately,” “appeal for cooperation,” and “own experiences.”

Application period

April 18, 2022 (Monday) – May 31(Tuesday)

* The selection process will be conducted as needed from the entries received on April 18.
We may close the application once we reach 10 child representatives, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

About the children's representative

We will choose 10 representatives from among those who submitted their works.

The children’s representatives will be invited to give a speech
at the House of Representatives.
 

Date: August 3, 2022 (Wednesday)
Venue: International Conference Room, First Legislative Hall, House of Representative Members Office Building
(2-2-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
*Children’s leaders will be asked to watch the videoin the multi-purpose room in the same facility.


* Travel and other expenses are to be borne by the participants. 

* The event will be covered by the media and our filming staff, so your consent to filming and use of photos.

Special judge on August 3

Ms. Naoko Yamazaki,

Astronaut (schedule)

In March 2010, she flew to the ISS aboard the space shuttle Discovery (STS-131). In 2011, she retired from JAXA. After that, she is a member of the Space Policy Committee of the Cabinet Office,
an advisor of the Young Astronauts Club Japan (YAC), and a council member of the Earthshot Prize, which is a global environmental award.

Awards

◎ Most Peaceful Prize (3 people)
◎ Peaceful Prize (7 people)

The number of awards and the names of the winners are tentative.

In addition to the 10 children’s representatives, outstanding works will be posted on the website and certificates may be sent by mail (or sent to schools).  

How to notice the selection result

We will contact the person in charge of the school by the end of June 2022.

At that time, we will ask a parent or guardian to fill out (or agree online) a consent form for attendance at the August 3 Summit.

Basically, we will ask you to contact us through your school teachers, but in some cases, our office will contact your parents directly. 

 

Copyright Notice

Although the copyright of the submitted work belongs to the applicant, it shall be deemed agreed that
the work may be used, published, reprinted, or publicly transmitted free of charge and for an indefinite
period of time, by Peace Piece Project and third parties authorized by us for the purpose of implementing
and promoting the Children’s World Peace Summit (including publicity, press releases, and event announcements).

 

【Examples of use】
・Use on Peace Piece Project’s website and activity reports.
・Use on SNS such as Twitter of Peace Piece Project.
・- Media coverage on TV, newspapers, magazines, etc.

 

Disclaimers

We, Peace Piece Project, are not responsible for any damage caused by the use of the submitted work by the applicant or any third party.