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Peace Islands Institute  Art & Essay Contest 

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We are proud to announce our

11th Annual Art & Essay Contest Theme: Humanity and Technology

We are seeking submissions examining how rapid technological advancements of the century impact humanity.

Students could approach this subject through new opportunities or ethical concerns that have emerged resulting from new technology.

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Dear Educators and Students,

Consistent with Peace Islands Institute’s (PII) mission of promoting pluralism and bringing people from different backgrounds together, Art & Essay Contest (A&E) aims to (1) bring middle and high school students from around the state of New Jersey together, (2) promote awareness on issues of common concern among New Jersey youth, (3) facilitate their personal and academic growth through a healthy competitive environment, and (4) inspire them to make a positive change in their communities. Since its inception in 2010, annual Art & Essay Contest attracts submissions from around 200 New Jersey public, private, and charter schools. The contest consists of two categories, art and essay, and is made up of two participant categories, middle school (grades 6 through 8) and high school (grades 9 through 12). Each participant can compete in one or both of art and essay categories. Please follow our Instagram account at @artandessay to stay up to date with the contest announcements.

About PII:

PII’s mission is to facilitate a forum of mutual respect and collaboration, both welcoming and accepting varied viewpoints and voices with the intent to (1) develop original and alternative perspectives on vital issues that New Jersey is facing, (2) generate solutions to these issues, and (3) support successful practices. PII promotes education, friendship and harmony, and acting as an island of peace for all New Jerseyans of different ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Art and Essay Contest serves PII’s mission by instilling some of the peace-building values among the youth of our state and giving them a platform to express their vision of a strong and prosperous community based on the values of unity, education, welfare, and progress.

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GOALS & OBJECTIVES

PII encourages all middle school and high school students from the state of NJ to participate in the Art and Essay Contest because it:

  • Helps young minds define issues related to peace and harmony, and offer possible solutions from their own perspectives,
  • Inspires positive impact on society by building social and qualitative skills,
  • Helps students improve essential research and writing skills prior to higher education,
  • Spreads common values and mutual understanding around New Jersey,
  • Focuses on coexistence through dialogue in the globalization age,
  • Reminds our future leaders the importance of love, tolerance, compassion and forgiveness, and
  • Promotes diversity and pluralism. Diversity is our richness. Diversity without dialogue causes hostility; dialogue without diversity brings distortion.

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