Participants were required to make a short video (of no more than three minutes) or write a brief essay (of up to 1,000 words) to address this question. The winners' trip to Geneva is funded by the WTO.
The winners and runners-up in the video contest are:
- 1st — Karina Hehs, a 24 year-old studying agricultural engineering at the University of São Paulo, Brazil
Karina Hehs video
- 2nd — Armando Castaño Salazar, a 19 year-old law student at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Armando Castaño Salazar video
- 3rd — Emanuela Campanella and Rana Sowdaey, two 23 year-old recent graduates from Canada. Emanuela Campanella studied Philosophy and Communications at the University of Ottawa and Rana Sowdaey graduated from Concordia University in Linguistics.
Emanuela Campanella & Rana Sowdaey video
The winners and runners-up in the essay contest are:
- 1st — Ankita Mishra from India, a 23 year-old MBA student at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune
Ankita Mishra essay
- 2nd — Elba Irene Vega Fregoso from Mexico, a 21 year-old student at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Elba Irene Vega Fregoso essay
- 3rd — Alejandro Tobar Restrepo, a
22 year-old studying Industrial Engineering at the Universidad de La Sabana in Colombia.
Alejandro Tobar Restrepo essay
The selection committee would like to thank all those who entered the contest. A total of 116 essays and 20 videos were received.
The winning essay will be published in the WTO Public Forum publication and the winning video will be posted on the WTO’s YouTube channel and featured on the WTO’s social media platforms.