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DalMun

DalMUN is a prestigious student-led Model United Nations event held annually at Cheongna Dalton School since 2015. As a platform for students to freely discuss a diverse range of global agendas, it fosters knowledge expansion and encourages collaboration among participants. Emphasizing essential skills like communication and collaboration, the conference offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to enhance their public speaking abilities and draft unified resolutions. Register now to be a part of this intellectually stimulating and enriching experience!

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Approximate date: December
Recommended preparation length: 1 month
Difficulty: ★★★★☆
impactfulness: ★★★☆☆
Popularity: ★★★★☆

IBPF High School Essay Contest

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International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), formerly known as California Bipolar Foundation, was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, California, by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. The association focuses on mental health awareness, in addition to our education, resources, and supportive connection for all who are touched by bipolar disorder. One of the events that IBPF holds is the IBPF High School Essay Contest. 

Key dates: Deadline is Friday, January 12th, 2024. 
Recommended preparation length: Uncertain
Difficulty: Not much information
impactfulness: ★★★☆☆, depends on how you put this contest in your application. 
Popularity: ★★☆☆☆

General information: 
The paragraph below is 2023 prompt for the contest:
At school and within your community, how will you be a source of strength and inspiration through your vulnerability in sharing about your mental health, and allowing others to do the same?

 

Korea Scholar's Conference for Youth

KSCY (Korean Scholars Conference for Youth) is an academic conference specifically designed for high school students, primarily of Korean nationality. It serves as a platform for these students to showcase their research skills and academic explorations. The conference includes two main tracks for participation: the Research Plan Track, where students can submit a detailed research proposal, and the Research Paper Track, for students who have completed research papers, written either in Korean or English. KSCY covers a broad range of academic fields, encouraging participation across disciplines such as the humanities, social sciences, and STEM. This event, held annually, provides a valuable opportunity for young scholars to engage in academic discourse, receive feedback on their work, and gain recognition for their scholarly efforts.

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Approximate date: December ~ January
Recommended preparation length: 10 month ~ 1 year
Difficulty: ★★★☆☆
impactfulness: ★★★★★
Popularity: ★★☆☆☆

SkyMun

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SKYMUN is a one-day student-led simulation of the United Nations hosted by three international schools in Seoul: Seoul Foreign School, Korea International School, and Yongsan International School of Seoul. Geared towards novice MUN delegates, including High School freshmen and Middle School students, the conference offers a unique MUN experience. It also provides High School underclassmen the chance to chair in an MUN conference and enables veteran members to support and educate young delegates. 

Approximate date: April
Recommended preparation length: 1 month
Difficulty: ★★★★☆
impactfulness: ★★★☆☆
Popularity: ★★★★☆

Global Leaders Forum

Global Leaders Forum (GLF) provides a stimulating social studies conference where participants can openly express their perspectives and work together to generate feasible ideas concerning global affairs through informal discussions. In order to enrich the experience, GLF features a keynote speaker from an innovative health organization, offering valuable insights and inspiration to the attendees. Join us at GLF for a rewarding opportunity to engage with global issues and contribute to the development of practical solutions.

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Approximate date: February & March
Recommended preparation length: 1 month
Difficulty: ★★★☆☆
impactfulness: ★★★☆☆
Popularity: ★★★☆☆

Harvard Model United Nations

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Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) is an esteemed four-day international relations simulation designed for high school students, held annually in downtown Boston. By taking on the roles of world leaders and international decision-makers, delegates gain invaluable insights into the functioning of the United Nations and the complexities of global relations. HMUN provides a platform for cultivating critical thinking, public speaking, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, and policy crafting skills while encouraging constructive discussions on pressing global issues. With a remarkable history spanning seven decades, HMUN remains unrivaled in its impact, empowering young leaders to think boldly and effect meaningful change both in their communities and the wider world.

Approximate date: February
Recommended preparation length: 1 month
Difficulty: ★★★★★
impactfulness: ★★★★★
Popularity: ★★★★★

John Locke Essay Writing

The John Locke Institute is an independent educational organization dedicated to empowering exceptional students, encouraging academic ambition, and intellectual curiosity. Their diverse programs, including residential courses, revision seminars, essay competitions, and special events, inspire students to set high goals and provide them with the necessary skills to achieve success.

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Approximate date: February
Recommended preparation length: 5 months 
Difficulty: ★★★★★
impactfulness: ★★★★★
Popularity: ★★★★★

Havard GlobalWE Essay Contest

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Harvard GlobalWE's annual essay contest was launched in 2015 at the Beaconhouse School in Islamabad, Pakistan, and later expanded to schools in Germany and Turkey. The competition aims to inspire and encourage high school students worldwide to address topics related to global women's rights and freedoms. Participants are invited to share their insights on the biggest challenges faced by women and girls in their respective countries, shedding light on the daily obstacles they encounter while showcasing their aspirations for a brighter future.

Approximate date: November
Recommended preparation length: 1 months
Difficulty: ★★★★★
impactfulness: ★★★★★
Popularity: ★★★★★

International Philosophy Olympiad

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The International Philosophy Olympiad (IPO) is an annual philosophy competition for high school students from around the world. It is organized under the auspices of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP) and supported by UNESCO

Approximate date: November
Recommended preparation length: 1 months
Difficulty: ★★★★★
impactfulness: ★★★★★
Popularity: ★★★★★

CDS Winter Writing Contest

Dalton Writing Competition is a thrilling literary contest that invites aspiring writers to unleash their creativity and literary prowess. Whether you excel in fiction, poetry, or essays, this competition offers a prestigious platform to showcase your original works. Seize the opportunity to win awards and recognition as you celebrate the power of words at the Dalton Writing Competition.

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Approximate date: December & January
Recommended preparation length: 1~ 2 months
Difficulty: ★★★☆☆
impactfulness: ★★★☆☆
Popularity: ★★★☆☆

Immerse Education Essay Contest

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Immerse Education Essay Contest is an essay competition, in which students can write freely their essays about different topics. The winner of the contest receives the prestige of attending 2 weeks of Oxford / Cambridge Summer School Campus and approximately 40 hours of on-campus lectures for free. It’s open to all high school students, regardless of nationality or location, so if anybody wants to join the contest, please join the competition.

Key dates: 
Submission deadline: January 4th, 2023
Recommended preparation length: 3~4 months
Difficulty: ★★★★☆
impactfulness: ★★★★☆
Popularity: ★★★☆☆
General information: 
Prompts will be released soon.

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