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“Asia’s Challenge 2020” Essay Prize

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  • Retno Widyastuti
    http://www.asiabusinesscouncil.org/essay.html For more information, click here Description What is the most important challenge facing Asia over the next
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 23, 2010

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    What is the most important challenge facing Asia over the next decade? Why? What
    should be done about it?

    The best answer in 3,000 words or less will win a prize of S$2,500. Two runners-up will
    be awarded prizes of S$1,000 each. These three prize winners will be invited to Singapore
    for an expenses-paid awards ceremony. The winning articles will be posted on Time.com.

    The main purpose of the essay prize is to generate fresh ideas for tackling key challenges
    to Asia’s continued competitiveness and development, as well as encourage young
    professionals to make an impact on public policy and business in Asia.

    Selection Criteria
    The essay will be judged according to creativity, innovation, rigor of research and writing,
    as well as achievability of idea. It can be focused on one or more areas relevant to
    Asia, such as macroeconomics, business, international relations, trade and investment,
    education, healthcare, urban development, science and technology, and energy and the
    environment. The essay must be written in English. It should not have been previously
    published in English in a publication with broad international circulation.

    Judging panel includes: Zoher Abdoolcarim (Asia Editor, TIME, Hong Kong), Michael
    Elliott (Deputy Managing Editor, TIME, United States), Nobuyuki Idei (CEO, Quantum
    Leaps Corp., Japan), Kishore Mahbubani (Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
    National University of Singapore), Lubna Olayan (Deputy Chairman and CEO, Olayan
    Financing Co., Saudi Arabia), and Astrid Tuminez (Assistant Dean and Director, Lee Kuan
    Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore).

    Candidate Requirements
    The candidate authoring the essay must be under 32 years of age as of December 31, 2010.
    The candidate must be an Asian national (for the purposes of this essay, Asia includes all of
    the area from Japan to the Suez Canal and the Bosporus; it excludes Russia and Australia).

    Submission Requirements
    The essay should be submitted electronically to prize@ asiabusinesscouncil.org 
    by August 31, 2010. Prize winners will be announced in September 2010.

    The submission should contain the candidate’s full name, nationality, and month and year
    of birth (more detailed biographical information may later be requested from shortlisted
    candidates). The essay should include a title and word count.

    “Asia’s Challenge 2020” Essay Prize

    For more information, visit www.AsiaBusinessCouncil.org

    Graduate Student of Japanese Area Studies
    University of Indonesia - Depok

    HLN MITI Mahasiswa

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