IYF ESSAY COMPETITION 2020 (Only for Indonesian)

Competition Description

IYF Essay Competition 2020 is a paper essay competition held by IYF (Indonesia Youth Foundation). This competition is a part of many other events that are being held in Indonesia-Korea Youth Friendship Forum 2020. This competition will select 2 groups from each country to represent their country on the second day of Indonesia-Korea Youth Friendship Forum 2020.


Main Theme: How to brand your country in the middle of global crisis?


  • Tourism
  • Economic

Terms and Conditions

  1. Participants are citizens of Indonesia, proven with ID Card or passport.   
  2. Participants are active undergraduate/higher education equivalent students in Indonesia and abroad, proven with student ID Card or other related documents.
  3. This competition is regarded as a team competition and 1 group consists of 2-3 people.
  4. The participants must follow the following regristration procedures:
  5. Filling an online registration form which can be filled in https://intip.in/RegistECIYF
  6. Follow the Indonesia Youth Foundation Instagram account @indonesiayouthfoundation.
  7. Download the official IYF Essay Competition 2020 twibbon on link https://intip.in/TwibbonECIYF and upload  it  along  with  a  photo  of  the  participant’s  photo  to  the  participant’s personal Instagram account with caption that has been determined.
  8. Upload the registration file and the essay in the form of a “PDF” file on https://intip.in/RegistECIYF with the file name format “Indonesia Korea YFF_Name of Team_Institution_Country“, which consists of:

a. ID Card or Passport scan result.

b. Student ID Card scan result.

c. Screenshot proof of the participant having followed the official IYF Instagram account @indonesiayouthfoundation.

d. Screenshot proof of the participant having uploaded the twibbon on their respective personal Instagram account.

e. An essay with a total of 500-750 words.

      • Each team is only allowed to submit 1 essay.
      • The entry of the competition has to be written by the participant and have never been published or included in other competitions.
      • The entry is expected to have academical background and is relevant to the theme.
      • The paper has to be written in English.
      • Essay is written with a minimun of 500 words and a maximum of 700 words (excluding header and title).
      • Any form of plagiarism or cheating will be disqualified and the decision is absolute.
      • Any form of late submission from the specified time cannot be tolerated.
      • The judges decision is absolute.

Writing Systematics

  • Written on A4 paper
  •  Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt
  •  Margin: Left 4 cm, right 3 cm, top 3 cm, bottom 3 cm
  • Justify, spasi 1.5 lines
  • Inclusion of references or bibliographies according to APA format.

Registration Mechanism

  1. Participants register online and send registration files such as ID Card/Passport, student identity card scan result, and essay with the form of PDF via https://intip.in/RegistECIYF.
  2. Submitting the registration form no later than 1 November 2020 at 23.59 GMT+7.
  3. After submitting files and filled up the registration form, please immediately contact the committee to confirm via: Whatsapp : +62 853-3126-9953 (Zahro), +62 812-2660-4221 (Hamamur Rizky)

Judging Criteria

  1. The assessment of the essay paper is carried out by judges who have been determined by the committee.
  2. The judges will only determine 2 group from each country to present their paper in Indonesia Korea Friendship Forum.
  3. The delegate’s paper will be mark based on these criterias:

–  The language use (10 Poin)
– The level of urgency of the issues addressed at this time (20 Poin)
– depth of analysis (20 Poin)
– Clarity in expressing ideas (20 Poin)
– The suitability of the data and information used as a writing reference (20 poin)
– Inclusion of references or bibliographies according to APA format. (10 Poin)

  1. The delegate with the highest overall score will be awarded.
  2. The judgment that has been given is the decision of the jury and cannot be contested
  3. Transparency value will be given after a whole series of agenda is completed.


  • Registration period & Essay submission: 19 October – 1 November 2020

  • Essay announcement (10 Group) : 11 November 2020

  • Interview  : 12 November 2020

  • Selected presenter announcement (2 groups) : 14 November 2020 

  • Technical meeting : 16 November 2020

  • Grand Seminar : 21 November 2020

  • Presentation and Award : 22 November 2020 


Awards will be announced in the closing ceremony

  • Each delegate will get an e-certificate of participation in Indonesia Korea Youth Friendship Forum
  • Delegates with the predicate of best presenter, best paper, and best team will get an awards such as placate and e-certificate.
  • Each delegates will have a chance to be the representative in the Indonesia Korea Youth Friendship Forum