This annual competition was started in Japan in 2013 by Nikkei to encourage young and old to imagine the future of humanity and the planet. Entries from Artificial Intelligence have also been welcomed.
Its past winners include several scientists who each wrote a fictional story related to what they study. Past judges include astronauts, a Nobel Prize winning scientist and an MIT professor.
The three categories offered are:
|Juniors||Middle School and Younger|
|Students||High School and College Students|
The competition receives about 2,000 to 3,000 entries a year. Entries must be written in Japanese.
Official website of the Hoshi Awards