GLEC 2023Spread your wings through GLEC 2023! (Online Application ~4/16)

Dear student,

As you may already know, we have been organizing the GLEC competition since 2012 to call participation on youth by selecting the theme of competition as the annual UN agenda and desirable targets for everyone in the world, especially for the young future generations like yourselves. For the past few months, we have gone through a reconstruction of the competition and are back with a newly designed website and platform for you!

The GLEC competition is held annually (once a year) without dividing the students into nationalities to engage more global participants from every different country, from elementary to middle and high school track. This also means that all participants will be evaluated under the exact same criteria regardless of where they are from, which school they are attending, and even whether they have been abroad for the past years. Through the competition, participants are asked to analyze global issues, point out the problems of the status quo, and suggest a possible solution from their perspectives. It is now your turn to show how you would tackle global challenges! (See GLEC 2023 Annual Theme here)

Program Title
Global Leadership English Challenge 2023
English Speech and/or Essay Writing
All international students from Grades 4 to 12
United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals
*Check each track's detailed topic here

Online Application & Nomination: March 6 – April 16
*If you want to be waived the application fee and pass the preliminary round just by submitting the entry files, please download the attached ‘Recommendation Letter’ and submit the signed form.

Entry File Submission (online): March 6 – April 16

Finalist Announcement: May 1

Final Round (Zoom live): May 13 - 14
Prize & Benefits

Worth 50,000 USD in total

  • Training Program on the United Nations and the SDGs
  • UN SDGs Book Club Intensive Reading/Writing Study
  • Essay Evaluation Voucher
  • UN/SDGs Gift Box
All online based through Zoom

We look forward to having you!

Best regards,

GLEC Secretariat

Largest and Premier UN-theme English Competition,

Compete Global, Grow Global

Get to know the crises our globe is facing, share your views on the agenda,

and offer your own creative solutions on earth!