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Nemzetközi esszéíró pályázat főiskolai és egyetemi diákok számára a többnyelvűség szerepéről a globális világban / Essay writing contest for university students on role of multilingualism

2013. november 15.
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HU: A United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) és az ELS Educational Services szervezésben nemzetközi esszéíró pályázat kerül kiírásra főiskolai és egyetemi diákok számára a többnyelvűség szerepéről a globális világban. A legfontosabb követelmény minden résztvevő számára, hogy az esszék olyan ENSZ hivatalos nyelven kell, hogy készüljenek, amely nem az anyanyelvük.

A „Megannyi Nyelv – Egy Világ” főcímnek megfelelően olyan esszék benyújtását várják a szervezők, amelyek a többnyelvűség értékét vitatják meg a globális állampolgárság szélesebb kontextusában, amely a UNAI egyik fő alapelve (http://outreach.un.org/unai).

További információk a versenyről és a feltételekről alább olvashatók. A pályázatok benyújtásának határideje 2014. február 21.

 

EN: The contest is open to students 18 years and older enrolled in a college or university anywhere in the world. The essays will have to be written in one of the six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish), but CAN NOT be the student's mother tongue and/or principal medium of instruction, and must present, in a clear and concise form, arguments for – or against – the importance of multilingualism.

The deadline for submitting entries is 21 February 2014, more information is available below.


Essay writing contest for university students on role of multilingualism 

-- Write in an official United Nations language other than your own –

Eligibility 

The contest is open to students 18 years and older enrolled in a college or university anywhere in the world. Each submission must be accompanied by a certification from a competent institutional authority attesting that the conditions of the contest have been met and that the entry is the original, unaided work of the participant. Only one submission per student will be accepted.

Requirements 

· The essays will have to be written in one of the six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish), but CAN NOT be the student's mother tongue and/or principal medium of instruction.

· Essays must be under 2000 words, excluding citations and bibliography, if any.

· Essays must present, in a clear and concise form, arguments for – or against – the importance of multilingualism. In today’s globalized world, there is growing emphasis on learning multiple languages. The United Nations, as the world’s premier universal organization, promotes the use of six official languages, and issues all official documents simultaneously in these. Students should examine why the emphasis on linguistic diversity contributes – or does not - to creating a more harmonious world.

· Students are encouraged to research the topic using web and non-web materials. When quoting directly, original sources must be cited.

Essay Submission 

· The deadline for submitting entries is 21 February 2014, International Mother Language Day. The choice of this date emphasises the fact that multilingualism should be an asset additional to knowledge of, and comfort in, one's own language.

Only online submissions made on or before the deadline will be considered eligible. The address for the online submission is: http://www.els.edu/en/ManyLanguagesOneWorld 

· All students must complete and submit a registration form online which includes student and educational institution information. For a link to the registration form, please click here: http://www.els.edu/en/ManyLanguagesOneWorld 

· Each student must have an institutional representative attest that the essay is original and written in a language which is not the participant’s mother tongue or medium of educational instruction. The student registration form includes a section on how to do this.

Recognition and prizes 

A panel of international judges, to be invited by the United Nations Academic Impact and ELS Educational Services, will select ten winners from each language category, who will be invited to New York by ELS to participate in a series of events between 25 June and 29 June, 2014. These events will include a youth forum on the principles of the United Nations Academic Impact, including global citizenship, at United Nations Headquarters on 27 June, which marks the start of the 70th anniversary year of the United Nations Charter. The forum will be preceded by a preparatory students' conference at Adelphi University on Long Island, New York.

Contact 

For additional information, please contact the United Nations Academic Impact at academicimpact@un.org; and/or Louisa Soto at manylanguagesoneworld@els.edu 

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is an initiative of the United Nations Department of Public Information (http://outreach.un.org/unai), which aligns schools of higher learning and research with the United Nations and with each other to support United Nations goals and objectives.

ELS (http://www.els.edu/en) is the largest global provider of student recruitment and English as a second language training, with over fifty university campus locations, as well as pathways in the US, Australia, Canada and Europe.

 

 

 Rules for Participation

 

“Many Languages, One World

 

United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest

 

 

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), in collaboration with ELS Educational Services, Inc., (ELS) invites students, 18 years and older, who are enrolled in a course of study at a college or university, to participate in an essay contest on the theme “Many Languages, One World.”

The essay should relate to ideas of global citizenship and understanding and to the role that linguistic abilities and felicity can play in fostering these. Entries, of up to 2000 words in length should be in an official language of the United Nations that is not the mother tongue of the entrant or the principal medium of instruction in his or her education. The official languages of the United Nations are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Entries should be uploaded to the website ManyLanguagesOneWorld.ELS.edu by 21 February 2014. An institutional representative will have to attest that the entrant is a student of the institution, in good standing, and that the essay is written in a language that is not the institution’s primary language of instruction and is the original, unaided work of the entrant.

A panel of judges will decide upon a total of sixty student winners of the competition---ten in each of the six languages. The winners will be invited to New York in 2014 to participate in a series of events between June 25 and June 29, 2014. These events will include a youth forum on the 10 principles of the United Nations Academic Impact, multilingualism and global citizenship at United Nations Headquarters, preceded by a preparatory students' conference at Adelphi University on Long Island, New York. Programmes of touristic sightseeing and recreation will also be arranged by ELS Educational Services.

ELS will pay for roundtrip economy class fares in carriers of its choosing between the entrants’ home city and New York, and be responsible for the entrants’ travel, room and meals from their arrival on June 25th until their departure on June 29th, 2014. No extensions of stay or early arrivals will be possible. Entrants are responsible for all documentation relating to their journey, including passports and visas and the costs related to these, as well as appropriate medical insurance for their journey and stay in the United States.

All winners will be given certificates of participation by ELS, signifying they have won the Student Essay Contest arranged in cooperation with the United Nations Academic Impact.

While the entrants shall retain the rights to their essays, by participating in the contest they grant ELS and the UN a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable license to use the content of the essays in whole or in part. In addition, the entrants grant ELS permission to photograph, record, and videotape all activities during the conference. These recordings and photographs will become the property of ELS for didactic use at their discretion, in all media, in perpetuity, to promote multilingualism and global understanding. The entrants also grant the United Nations permission to photograph, record, and videotape all activities during the conference. These recordings and photographs will become the property of the United Nations.

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