Essay Competition

Synthesis of Science and Spirituality for Peace and Harmony 2018

Welcome to the inaugural ASEAN Essay Competition on the Synthesis of Science and Spirituality. This essay competition is held in conjunction with the conference on the Synthesis of Science and Spirituality for Peace and Harmony to be held at the RELC Auditorium in Singapore on September 22, 2018.

This essay competition is organised for students and youth, the future leaders of the world, who are ASEAN citizens or studying in institutions in ASEAN member nations. It is the first time such a competition is being held in Singapore, where young minds are invited to share their ideas and vision regarding the synthesis of science and spirituality for peace and harmony. You may choose to work alone or grab a friend and put on your thinking caps together!

Please click on the 'Topic' tab to find out more about the content of the essay and the 'Structure' tab to see which category you should be participating in. To participate in the essay competition, you need to register, after which you will receive an overview of the theme. Please also read all of the Essay Competition guidelines and submission details before submitting your entries. Registration for the essay competition has been extended to August 7, 2018. Essay entries must be submitted by August 15, 2018.

Essay entries incompatible with the guidelines and submission requirements will not be considered. Participation to the competition implies acceptance of the above terms and conditions.

If you have any technical or logistical questions about the competition (if, for example, you are unable to access some of the links), you may contact Chris at

All the best and we look forward to reading your entries.