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January 11, 2010 - Launch of the Essay Competition

March 16, 2010 - Deadline for submissions

April 30 - Finalists of the essay category announced and winner of the video category announced

May - Final Jury in Stockholm, Sweden (only finalists in the essay category and winner of the video category participate)

May - Award Ceremony during the ABCDE Conference in Stockholm, Sweden

First place of the Essay Competition 2010

Riska Mirzalina of Indonesia accepts her first place prize from Swedish State Secretary Joakim Stymne at the ABCDE conference in Stockholm News
The 2010 International Essay Competition on youth unemployment attracted 2,009 submissions from over 150 countries (90% of submissions came from developing countries). The organizers and partners thank all participants for their submissions.

View the video of the ABCDE closing ceremony with the essay competition award ceremony here (go to "closing ceremony")

Video category winners :

First place : Collins Yiembe (Kenya), see video
Second place : Christopher Cruz (Philippines), see video
Third place : Yonian Gentilis (Indonesia), see video

Essay category winners :

First place : Riska Mirzalina (Indonesia), read essay
Second place (tie) : Maria de Los Angeles Lasa (Argentina), read essay in Spanish or English and Maureen Omoro (Kenya), read essay Third place : Ashis Himali (Nepal), read essay

Finalists :
Geoffrey K. See (Singapore), read essay
Michael Oluwagbemi (Nigeria), read essay
Shaili Pandia (India) read essay
Nahla Benslama (Morocco), read essay

Authors of best 20 essays, see list
Authors of best 200 essays, see list

Congratulations !!

Diplomas of participation for the 2010 competition have been sent out via email (please check your junk mail folder if you cannot find yours).

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