Youth Essay Writing Contest

An Invitation!!!!

Hello folks, the Association for Philippines-China Understanding is sponsoring a Youth Essay Writing Contest, which aims to recognize deserving, excellent young leaders who have the vision to elevate and deepen the bilateral ties between the Philippines and China through the expression of their knowledge and understanding in writing. For detailed information, please refer below

Essay Writing Contest Mechanics:

Theme: Role of Filipino Youth in Promoting Philippines-China Understanding

Essay Contest Timeline:

Submission: February 13- March 3, 2023 (12:00 noon)

Announcement of Winners: March 4, 2023


  1. Must be Filipino Citizen from 18 years old to 35 years old, residing in the Philippines
  2. Open to all students and young professionals. Only one entry per person
  3. Must submit the typed essay in the form of PDF (1200-1500 words maximum)
  4. Essays must be typed in Arial font size 12 and paragraph spacing of 1.5
  5. Essays must be submitted in English. It must be original, relevant, with adherence to the topic, have good grammar, and unpublished.
  6. APCU Board of Trustees, Officers, and relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are not eligible to join the essay writing contest.
  7. Preferably with a valid passport


  • Originality – 25%
  • Creativity – 15%
  • Content – 25%
  • Grammar – 10%
  • Relevance -25%


  1. Round trip air ticket from Manila to China, free Accommodation, Food, and stipend allowance (March 31 to April 4, 2023)
  2. Part of the entourage of Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s (FPGMA) trip to some provinces of China
  3. Publish work on the APCU website and social media platforms

The panel of Judges:

  1. Prof. Anna Malindog-UY
  2. Mr. Herman Tiu Laurel
  3. Mr. Wilson Lee Flores
  4. Lt. Col. Bernie Miaque
  5. Mr. Adolfo Quizon Paglinawan

To register, fill in the required information and submit.

For details, you may reach APCU at 09480079489.

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