IEEE Tokyo Section

11th EssayContest

(The 11th IEEE Career Building Essay Contest)


IEEE Tokyo, Nagoya, Kansai Section Young Professional Affinity Groups and
The IEEE Japan Council, Sendai, Kansai Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group
in 2019 will again hold an essay contest on career and skills development
to encourage further career development of young members and women members.
This contest is open to all people who are involved in science and technology regardless of age or occupation.
We look forward to your participation in this contest.
Web page about the contest:


1.Submission contents:

[Theme] Challenge
  What “challenges” have you experienced in being an engineer / researcher?
  Please summarize your thoughts in an essay.



2. Submission guidelines:
[Eligibility for submission] Individual application
  (Anyone can apply regardless of age, gender, IEEE member / non-member)
  If a non-member is selected as a winner, we require you to register as an IEEE member.
[Script format] A4, 1 page either in Japanese or English. Free format (dissertation, essay, etc.)
  You can download the application from the link below.

[Submission deadline] Saturday, August 31, 2019
[Submission] Please send an email with the subject “2019 IEEE Essay Contest” to
    (If you do not receive a notification of receipt within 3 days, please contact us again)



3. Prizes and judging criteria:
[Awards and prizes] – First Prize: Certificate of merit
– Award of Excellence YP section: Certificate of merit
– Award of Excellence WIE section: Certificate of merit
– Award of Excellence Undergraduate Category: Certificate of merit
[Assessment result] The author will be notified by Saturday, October 5, 2019.
    We will also send comments made by the judges. You may use them for job hunting activities or reports.
[Awarding Ceremony] We will give further notice. (scheduled in late October).


[Judging criteria] We will assess the submissions based on the following items.
(a) Is the message original?
(b) Is the content of the message beneficial to society?
(c) Can we see proactiveness in your motive?
(d) Is the content persuasive?
(e) Is it structured logically?
When selecting YP and WIE awards winner, we also judge thesubmissions from the following points of view.
– YP award: Content surrounds career of young engineers
– WIE award: The essay written by IEEE WIE member or the applicant who plans to register as WIE member).



4. Organizer and co-organizers:
[Organizer] IEEE Tokyo YP
[Co-organizer] Nagoya YP、Kansai YP, IEEE Japan Council WIE, Kansai WIE, Sendai WIE
    You can find possible additional co-organizers in the contest web site.



5. About each Affinity Group:
Please see the following website for details and current activities.

IEEE Tokyo YP:
IEEE Nagoya YP:
IEEE Kansai YP:
Sendai WIE:
Kansai WIE:



6. Please send your inquiries to:
Ryuichi Takemura (IEEE Tokyo YP)