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GLEC is welcoming all young participants who are interested in challenging their English skills and knowledge on global issues, especially supporting the United Nations and its agenda throughout the world. This is an annual UN-related premier English competition bringing more than 800 students from over 8 Asian countries. Participants are expected to share their views on current issues and offer potential solutions to multifaceted global problems on the given themes based on their grade level.
Create your GLEC account and choose which entry field you would like to compete for. Speech? Essay? Or both? Inspire the globe on how each of us can make a difference in the world.
Anyone who is selected as a nominee passes the first round as a qualified finalist once the preliminary requirements are received. Request your teacher for the recommendation form!
Any general or nominated applicants who finished the first few steps, now it's time to submit your entry files online. Visit our unique submission platform and share the young minds.
Broaden your horizons and opportunities by writing and speaking on current global issues and the United Nations Agenda. Only winners will receive UN-related prizes!
All deadlines are 23:59 (KST, GMT+9) on the dates specified below.
March 6, 2023
Online Applications Open
April 16, 2023
Entry File Submissions Close
May 1, 2023
Final Round Registrations Open
May 10, 2023
Final Round Registrations Close
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!