Olympic Values Essay Competition
Win a Trip to London!Worldwide Support for Development (WSD), World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD) and Georgetown University are co-supporting an online essay competition on Olympic Values in today's world. The competition is designed to spark a global online conversation in advance of the Olympic Values Symposium to be convened in London by Lord Colin Moynihan, Chair of the British Olympic Association (BOA), from June 29-July 1, 2012.
The awards (three in all) include two stays in London – three days at the Olympic Values Symposium and three days during the London Olympic Games, with travel and accommodation costs covered.
Any student currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning anywhere in the world is eligible to participate in the Olympic Values Essay Competition. Consideration of essays will begin immediately and submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2012.
Interested students should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes the following English language materials: a curriculum vitae; a 125-150 word biography; and a 400 – 500 word essay that addresses their interpretation of the meaning of Olympic Values for the 21st Century and outlines a creative way to realize them in the years ahead through sport, education, culture, or other public initiatives.
A Joint Committee chaired by Georgetown faculty and Lord Moynihan will lead a three-step selection process. Good essays will be posted as blogs online; Skype or phone interviews will be conducted with a narrower group of finalists; and it is anticipated that awards will be announced by June 11, 2012.
By submitting an email with an essay, participants consent to it being posted as a blog online. Selected students must meet all conditions of participation to take part in the Olympic Values Symposium and attend the London Olympic Games.