“Asia’s Challenge 2020” Essay Prize

What is the most important challenge facing Asia over the next decade? Why? What should be done about it?

Writers who are Asian nationals under the age of 32 were asked to submit essays of 3,000 words or less in response to these questions. The prize winners were announced in October 2010 and the award ceremony was held at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore in December 2010.

For the essay prize description, click here

For results of the essay prize, click here

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