Announcing the 2015 East Meets West International Essay Competition!
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UPDATED: How have your cultural views changed in today's globalized society? The 2015 East Meets West International Essay Competition seeks to provide an intellectual and creative forum that empowers young voices and broadens the dialogue on cultural awareness and exchange. The competition is open to all high school and college students.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Cash prizes are also included with Gold, Silver, and Bronze awardees in the High School and College divisions. Additional Special Award certificates will also be awarded. 

The East Meets West International Essay Competition is organized every year by the Donghwa Cultural Foundation. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes East Asian culture, philosophy, and art through our programs and events.

We will be accepting entries from May 1 through September 30, 2015 (deadline has been extended). Essays can be submitted through our email address at or submitted via post to the following address: PO BOX 271, Englewood, NJ 07631.

We invite you to participate in this essay competition and help create a space for the cultural harmony we hope to spread. For more information on the competition, and to read the winning entries from our previous competitions, visit our blog at

You will find the relevant applications materials, as well as the essay topics attached above. 

If you have any further inquiries, please contact us via or 201-871-3033.

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