The 8th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition
Samsung Engineering in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme is proud to launch 'The 8th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition,' inviting young people all over the world to raise awareness on the UN's new initiative '2015 time for global action for people and planet'.
As many of you know, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued his Synthesis Report, which presented the vision for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, in December 2014. Drawing from the experience of two decades of development practice and from input gathered through an open and inclusive process, the report, The Road to Dignity by 2030, charts a road map to achieve dignity in the next 15 years.
On 2 August 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York. They agreed to an ambitious agenda that features 17 new sustainable development goals that aim to end poverty and promote prosperity and people's well-being while protecting the environment by 2030.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the agreement, saying it "encompasses a universal, transformative and integrated agenda that heralds an historic turning point for our world."
He also said "This is the People's Agenda, a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere, and leaving no one behind. It seeks to ensure peace and prosperity, and forge partnerships with people and the planet at the core. The integrated, interlinked and indivisible 17 Sustainable Development Goals are the people's goals and demonstrate the scale, universality and ambition of this new Agenda."
- No entry fee is required.
- Samsung Engineering reserves First Serial Rights on all submissions. All other rights to the essay remain the property of the author.
- All entries must be original works, in English. Plagiarism and off topics will result in disqualification.
- Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.
- Entries must be from 600 to 800 words in length.
- Entrants must first register at Tunza.eco-generation.org in order to submit their essay online.
- All entries must be double spaced in 11pt, with numbered pages in one of the following formats. All other formats will be disqualified.
- MS Word
- Word Perfect
- The personal information in the entry must be correct. If any competition winner is not reachable due to wrong information (contact number, address and etc.), their prize will be canceled and automatically given to the next place applicant.
- Each entrant may submit only one essay.
- All entries are final. No revisions are accepted.
- The decisions of the judges are final and are entirely their own and in no part represents the opinion of Samsung Engineering.
- At the discretion of the judges, all well written essays may be published on the Website.