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ICT's Light of Truth Essay Contest 2006

[WTN-L World Tibet Network News. Published by The Canada Tibet Committee. Issue ID: 2006/02/01; February 1, 2006.]

February 1st, 2006

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is holding the fifth annual Light of Truth Essay Contest (LTEC) in 2006. The contest seeks to recognize talented Tibetans and to foster debate as well as articulate innovative and practical solutions to pressing issues facing the Tibetan people. Winning essays will be posted on ICT's website (www.savetibet.org) and printed in full or excerpted form in some Tibet-related journals.

The Tibetan Plateau is rich in natural resources, including wildlife, and is the source of the major rivers in Asia. Tibet provides water resources to a major portion of the world's population. Based on this situation, what im pact can Tibetan natural resources have in the social and economic development in Tibet and in the world? Within the reality and limitations of the current Chinese government regulations, what can Tibetans do to protect the water resources, wildlife (including the prevention of illegal trade), and other natural resources of Tibet?

Judges: This year's distinguished judges are as follows: * Mrs. Pema D. Gorap, Journalist at VOA, USA
* Dr. Thupten Jinpa, Scholar, Canada,
* Mr. Tashi Phuntsok, head of Tibetan Homes Foundation, Mussoorie, India
* Mr. Lobsang Shastri, Chief Librarian of Manuscript Department at Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, Dharamsala, India.

Prizes: First prize: $1,000. Second prize: $500. Third prize: $250 (all awards in USD).

Eligibility: Open to Tibetans from any country.

Guidelines: Essays are accepted in Tibetan or English. Essays can be submitted by e-mail, fax or by post, but our preference is via email. Electronic submission of Tibetan essays must be in TCRC Bod-Yig font. The length restrictions are as follows: English - 1500 words, Tibetan - 3000 w ords. These are strict word limits. Essays over these limits will not be considered. Applicants must include the following data for verification and eligibility purposes: full name, mailing address, e-mail (if available), phone (important), occupation, age, and birthplace. The information is needed only for our record and will not be forwarded to the judges.

Due Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 by midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 6, 2006.

Mr. Rinchen Tashi
Light of Truth Essay Contest Coordinator
International Campaign for Tibet
1825 Jefferson Place, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-785-4343
email: essaycontest@savetibet.org

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