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Larus Foundation Contest

Larus Foundation recognizes the potential of young minds to drive positive change in Internet Governance. This essay contest is organized to promote youth advocacy on Internet Governance. It also aims to inspire our society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference on the Internet.

The Importance of Internet Governance

Internet Governance has shaped how we use the Internet. Consequently, it has also shaped our lives. The evolution of the Internet is closely tied to our progress as a society.  


Done properly, the Internet can be a great motor for the future of humankind and its social and economic development. However, the importance of Internet governance is often overlooked.


Our essay contest strives to bring the importance of Internet governance into the heart of civic discussion.

d its social and economic development.

Please  write a personal essay in response to the following prompt:

“ Why should we care about Internet Governance? And how can we act on it? “


  • Essays must be submitted by students enrolled in university.

  • All nationalities are welcome to participate in the contest.

  • Essays must be 700 words or less, in English, excluding essay title. Essays must be typed.

  • Only one entry per person is accepted.

  • Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.

  • Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.

  • Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.

  • If you have questions, please consult the FAQ section below.

  • Entries must be submitted via e-mail:


Entries must be received by Wednesday, October 7th 2020 ,11:59 am (London Time)


The winner will receive a cash prize of and a certificate from the LARUS Foundation


The LARUS Foundation

For further inquiries concerning the LARUS Foundation’s Internet Governance Essay Contest, please contact:

  • What does the fellowship do?
    The fellowship aims to provide support to anyone who is interested in internet number policy to attend regional meetings.
  • Am I qualified for the fellowship?
    Yes, as long as you are interested in number policy. We are an equal organization which welcome people of all races, education, gender and class.
  • Am I eligible for the fellowship if I am not based in Hong Kong?
    Yes, absolutely. The interview procedure is conducted through web/phone.
  • I am interested in number policy but I do not have any previous training regardingly. Am I still eligible?
    Yes, one of the aims of the Foundation is to educate the public. You can contact us for some booklets regarding number policy.
  • I am from Africa but I would really like to attend RIR meetings outside Africa. Will that be possible?
    Yes, your request will be considered if you can provide us the reasons. The Internet is borderless and participation of Internet governance shall be not restricted by geographical factors.
  • I have my own stand regarding Internet governance. Will I fit in?
    Certainly. At Larus Foundation we respect and value different voices regarding Internet governance. We do not impose any stand or opinion upon our candidates and members.
  • I really want to attend a RIR meeting but I do not have enough funds for transportation. What shall I do?
    Larus Foundation provides transportation and accommodation allowance for our candidates. Please apply on our website and we will get back to you once we have evaluated your application.


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