Winners of Essay Competition

Ricky Hendrika

1st Winner

“When the sun can’t shine its own light anymore; broken; thrown away; left out; blacked out; what could it possibly do? Life is meant to shine, but if everybody shines the same light —Like the sun— who wil be the moon instead? My essay will take you in a roller-coaster ride, it will show you how it passes its relay stick upon a running race. It will tell you that it is okay to “light down” for a while in order to shine back up brighter than we ever did.

Melissa Stephanie

2nd Winner

“Even after all this time the Sun never says to the Earth: “You owe me.”

Look what happens with a love like that: it lights the whole sky.

― Hafiz, Persian poet

Just as the poet utters,  to stay relevant like the sun (who is still needed from the ancient to modern times), we must continuously have the essence of sun: life-giving, freely.

Amran Hasbi Adityaputra

3rd Winner

Tantangan utama dari sisi psikologis manusia di zaman ini dan bagaimana membuat hidup kita lebih baik dengan belajar dari alam, terutama Matahari.