21 September 2021
The Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for Central Asia jointly with the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and the Central Asian Network on Statelessness announces the Second Regional Statelessness Competition
21 September 2021
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The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021
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Each submission is limited to a single author. Persons affiliated with UNHCR staff and partners implementing UNHCR projects cannot participate in this competition. Deadline, Method of Submission, Competition Procedures and Criteria The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM (GMT+6), 22 October 2021. Applicants should complete a registration form and send it together with the competition work in Microsoft Word format attachment to email: email@example.com with the subject line “Regional Statelessness Paper Competition 2021”. Questions should be directed to the same address. By submitting papers, candidates represent that they fulfil the eligibility requirements of the Competition. The organizers may request formal proof of eligibility. No later than 72 hours after the submission deadline, candidates will receive an e-mail confirming that their submissions have been received. Competition Procedures and Selection Criteria For anonymity purpose all eligible submissions will be assigned numbers. Reviewers will refer only to those numbers in their communications. The Competition will be judged by a reviewing committee made of representatives of UNHCR, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and the Central Asian Network on Statelessness (CANS). In assessing essays, reviewers will take into account: Demonstrated understanding of the context (30%); Innovation and creativity of ideas (30%); Proper and articulate analysis (20%); Clarity and organization (10%); Style and grammar (10%). In assessing research papers, reviewers will take into account: Demonstrated understanding of the context, knowledge of facts and law (30%); Extent of research, innovation, and scholarly creativity (30%); Proper and articulate analysis, feasibility of the idea (20%); Clarity and organization (10%); Style, grammar, and proper citation of sources (10%). Competition Prize and Announcement of the Winners Essay category - 1st place - a laptop; - 2nd place - a tablet; - 3rd place - a smartphone Research paper category - 1st place – enrollment in a world-class international statelessness course and a laptop; - 2nd place - a tablet; - 3rd place - a smartphone A message announcing the name of the winners will be published on UNHCR Central Asia and partners websites and social media accounts. An e-mail with the final outcome will also be sent to all who submitted works.