First Student Essay Competition

 The Embassy of Azerbaijan in the United Kingdom is delighted to announce its first student essay competition. The essay competition calls on the students (both at undergraduate and postgraduate level) enrolled in UK universities to share their opinions on the possibilities of sustainable peace and reconciliation in the South Caucasus region and how regional cooperation can be ensured. The competition aims to enhance the students' knowledge of the South Caucasus and enable them to envision sustainable peace solutions in the region. 


  • Reimagining the South Caucasus: What are the challenges and opportunities for peace and confidence building in post-war period?
  • How can the international community contribute to the peacebuilding efforts between Azerbaijan and Armenia? Discuss with reference to the role of regional powers-Turkey, Iran, Russia and/or EU, the US and the UK
  • How to reinvigorate peacebuilding (between Azerbaijan and Armenia)? Opportunities for NGOs, youth and academia 

The essays will be judged based on the level of knowledge and understanding of the topic, the quality of argumentation, the evidence and writing style. The jury’s decisions will be final. The essays will be marked anonymously.



The following awards will be given to the winners of the essay competition.

1st place- £ 700 Amazon gift card

2nd place-£ 500 Amazon gift card

3rd place-£ 250 Amazon gift card


The award ceremony will take place at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Kingdom.




                                    Submissions Deadline                                     Award Ceremony

                                        4 October 2022                                     October 2022 exact date TBD


    Submissions Open                                     Winners announced

         4 July 2022                                                14 October 2022


To submit your application please fill in the following form and upload all necessary documents https://forms.gle/4vTGc5MngU5k1EAKA







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