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[World] The 13th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

by Eco Generation | 13-05-2020 14:47 | Status : Finished   Comments 82 Comments

The 13th Eco-generation Essay Competition!



The 13th Eco-generation Environmental

Essay Competition: Time for Nature





Samsung Engineering jointly with United Nations Environment Programme would like to launch The 13th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition inviting youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the upcoming World Environment Day – Time for Nature.       


As many of you know, World Environment Day is the United Nations flagship day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.



Biodiversity may be seen as an intricate web, in which each part is interdependent. When one component is changed–or removed–the entire system is affected, and this can produce positive–or negative–consequences. 


In 2020, the theme is biodiversity–a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa–and now, a global disease pandemic–demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life in which they exist. Nature is sending us a message.


With our increasing demands, humans have pushed nature beyond its limit. In the last 50 years, the human population has doubled; the global economy has almost quadrupled and global trade has increased by about ten times. It would take 1.6 Earths to meet the demands that humans make of nature each year.


Living in harmony with nature can only be achieved if we reverse negative impact of biodiversity loss and pursue full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. World Environment Day celebrations will help build momentum and unite the global community in actions for positive change.


<Source: World Environment Day Website>



To commemorate WED and its annual theme, Eco-generation would like to celebrate the bigger and better WED than ever and to call on Tunza Eco-generation members around the world to show their will to act for #Nature for our future generations by writing an essay.


It also aims to collect inspiring and creative ideas about the ways to reverse biodiversity loss by requiring us to think about various reasons why maintaining a healthy biodiversity is important for us and our future generations.  


Competition Details


• Eligibility: Tunza Eco-generation members aged between 14 to 24


• Theme: Inspiring and creative stories on why we should reverse biodiversity loss with regards to its causes, effects, and consequences.


• Schedule

- Submission deadline: 2nd September, 2020 24:00 GMT+0

- Result announcement: November, 2020 (TBD)


• Submission: Tunza Eco-generation Website/Egen Event/Monthly Event/


Click the Application form tab and write about your motivation to join the competition (50 words max) in the Content box and attach your essay file in the attachments column and then click Submit. To check the status of your application after submission, click the My Page tab.

• Prize details




Prize Includes

UN Environment

Programme Prize


e-Certificate & Samsung Tab S

Samsung Engineering Prize


e-Certificate & Samsung Tab A

Eco-generation Prize


e-Certificate & Eco-generation

Souvenirs & Books

Honorable Mentions




- No offline or online ceremonies will be held.

- In order to reduce carbon footprint, E-certificates will be issued.

- Electronic goods can only be delivered to regions with DHL coverability.




• No entry fee is required.

• All entries must be original works, in English.

• Each entrant may submit only one essay.

• All entries are final. No revisions are accepted.

• Plagiarism and off topic will result in disqualification.

• Entries should not have been previously published in other professional media.

• Entries must be from 800 to 1000 words in length. This does not include referencing such as footnotes and bibliography.

• Entrants must first register at Tunza.eco-generation.org in order to submit their essay online.

• All entries must be double spaced in Times New Roman 12pt, 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 the competition winner is not reachable due to wrong information (contact number, address and etc.) the prize will be canceled and be automatically given to the next runner-up.

• 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 relevant Websites.

• Samsung Engineering and UN Environment Programme reserve First Serial Rights on all submissions. All other rights to the essay remain in the property of the author.



Appendix 1. Introduction to host organizations


About Eco-generation
Samsung Engineering established Eco-generation in 1996 as one of the largest environmental education programs for children and youth in Korea. In 2006, Samsung Engineering expanded the program to the Asia-Pacific region by launching an English Eco-generation (
www.eco-generation.org) website in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). www.eco-generation.org is a childrens educational environmental website that emphasizes learning and sharing knowledge about the environment.
On September 27, 2011 Samsung Engineering and UNEP made steps to reach an international audience by launching tunza.eco-generation.org, a new environmental networking platform for children and youth. Tunza.eco-generation.org is an interactive environmental website that will serve as a platform to educate the community about the environment and create eco-friendly initiatives.
With more than 20 years of history, Eco-generation is Samsung Engineerings largest running CSR program, which has been supported by Samsung Engineerings expertise in the environmental business. This will continue to be one of the companys core initiatives to support and contribute the new generation via environmental education.


About Tunza Eco-generation website (tunza.eco-generation.org)
Tunza Eco-generation is the social networking platform to be an interactive and vibrant site presenting various possibilities to engage children, youth, and environmental organizations from around the world. Its primary purpose is to serve as a global platform for environmental education and networking for young people. To facilitate this goal, environmental awareness ambassadors from around the world are nominated twice a year. As well as other various programs (such as Monthly Events, Eco-generation Environmental Competition, Junior Engineering Academy, Hidden Eco-hero Awards) are run at the website on a regular basis in order to heighten the engagement of visitors with expectation to further spread the importance of environmental awareness and conservation.


About Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd
Samsung Engineering is one of the worlds leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management (EPC&PM) companies. With experience in over 40 countries, the company provides total project management from planning and financing to construction and commissioning and has built some of the worlds largest and most complex hydrocarbon plants. For more information, please visit


Appendix 2. Introduction to supporting organization


About United Nations Environment Programme
The UN Environment Programme is the leading environmental authority in the United Nations system. It was founded as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in June 1972 and has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. UN Environment Programme uses its expertise to strengthen environmental standards and practices while helping implement environmental obligations at the country, regional and global levels. UN Environment Programme has six regional offices and various country programmes. In order to ensure full participation of global communities, UN Environment works in an inclusive fashion that brings on board different societal cohorts.
UN Environment Programme mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.
Its activities cover a wide range of thematic areas: climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, resource efficiency, and environment under review. It has played a significant role in developing international environmental conventions, promoting environmental science and information and illustrating the way those can work in conjunction with policy, working on the development and implementation of policy with national governments and regional institution and working in conjunction with environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). UN Environment Programme has also been active in funding and implementing environmentally related development projects.

The 13th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition


Vritant Kumar

  • Vritant Kumar says :
    When the result will be declared?
    Posted 23-10-2020 21:32

Bidhata Pathak

  • Bidhata Pathak says :
    Best of luck all the partcipants, including me!
    Posted 16-09-2020 12:36

  • Shayna vinoth says :
    Please confirm...I am tensed!
    Posted 11-09-2020 23:03

  • Shayna vinoth says :
    Very important-@EcoGeneration - I submitted my essay however, I noticed that I out the wrong file just now. I emailed you about it and also gave the right file for judging. Please check!!! Important!
    Posted 11-09-2020 22:57

MJ Sardeng

  • MJ Sardeng says :
    Thank you, Ecogen for the opportunity!
    Posted 03-09-2020 17:18

Krista Nethania

  • Krista Nethania says :
    I'm thankful that I was given this opportunity :))
    Posted 03-09-2020 09:01

Abhinav  Parewa

  • Abhinav Parewa says :
    @Eco Generation Can anyone confirm that can we write different stories regarding biodiversity loss in 800-1000 words?
    Posted 02-09-2020 22:08

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Vritant Kumar says :
    I'm facing difficulty in uploading my essay.
    What should I do?
    Posted 02-09-2020 20:35

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    @ Yugeshwor Koirala
    @ Grace Swenson
    You can check if you have successfully submitted your application through the 'My Page' tab next to the Application form tab!
    Posted 02-09-2020 09:30

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    @ Yugeshwor Koirala
    Yes, citation & referencing is required.
    Posted 02-09-2020 09:28

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    @ Sahil Parvez
    If you are facing difficulties in submission, please send us an email.

    Posted 02-09-2020 09:27

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    @ Grace Chigbu
    It implies to one story between 800 to 1000 words!

    Posted 02-09-2020 09:27

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    @ Regina Thia Candra
    In terms of referencing, you are free to choose any at your convenience.

    Posted 02-09-2020 09:26

Grace Swenson

  • Grace Swenson says :
    If my submission is shown on the "My Page" section, does that mean it was successfully received?
    Posted 02-09-2020 00:41

  • Ismail Saeful Hidayat says :
    Thank you very much, I have sent my work. Hopefully it can take part in creating a better change for our planet, our beloved earth.
    Posted 01-09-2020 20:07

Kiki Nurwahyuni

  • Kiki Nurwahyuni says :
    i have sent the document, thank you Tuza Eco Generation for such a great opportunity!nhope everyone goes well! :)
    Posted 31-08-2020 21:07

  • Dominica Charles says :
    Thank you for such an incredible opportunity
    Posted 31-08-2020 14:14

Bidhata Pathak

  • Bidhata Pathak says :
    @ Eco Generation, how shall we confirm that our essay has been received?
    Posted 31-08-2020 11:34

Dolma Diki Sherpa

Mudy Mussa

  • Mudy Mussa says :
    Thanks alot, we not only get prizes but also knowledge which is very useful in sustaining the Environment
    Posted 29-08-2020 16:51

Yugeshwor Koirala

  • Yugeshwor Koirala says :
    @Eco Generation
    Are citations or references required?
    Posted 29-08-2020 15:09

Thivya Janakar

  • Thivya Janakar says :
    love this!! i attended a biodiversity campaign a year ago. that'll help me to write this essay
    Posted 27-08-2020 14:24


Bidhata Pathak

  • Bidhata Pathak says :
    I'm submitting!
    Hope everything goes well.
    Best of luck all the participants!
    Posted 23-08-2020 00:14

Nada Muhammad

  • Nada Muhammad says :
    I'm very excited to participate.
    Posted 22-08-2020 00:28

Kaushal  Niraula

  • Sahil Parvez says :
    I am unable to submit my entry, it is in the prescribed MS Word format. However Its not taking the entry. It is a request to please look into the matter.
    Posted 17-08-2020 15:58

Kaushal  Niraula

  • Kaushal Niraula says :
    Can be tried.
    Opportunities can be used as a practice ....
    Posted 16-08-2020 12:45

Madhu Aryal

  • Madhu Aryal says :
    thank you so much for this opportunity i am surely going to take part in it .
    Posted 13-08-2020 12:43

  • Pratik Dawadi says :
    I think this competition can increase up the platforms and skills of Youth. Thank your for this such important competition.
    Posted 08-08-2020 02:21

  • Grace Chigbu says :
    Creative stories?
    Please, do these implies different stories between 800-1000 words each?
    Thank you

    Posted 07-08-2020 21:51

Regina Thia Candra

  • Regina Thia Candra says :
    Hello. What style can we use to write the references? Can i use CSE style?
    Posted 07-08-2020 16:46

Rubayet Alam

  • Rubayet Alam says :
    is it an essay or story writing? I don't understand.
    Posted 04-08-2020 22:33

Emily Choi

  • Emily Choi says :
    @Eco Generation Thanks for letting me know!
    Posted 04-08-2020 04:52

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    @ Emily Choi
    Any sort of referencing is totally acceptable!

    Posted 03-08-2020 08:37

Emily Choi

  • Emily Choi says :
    Do we have to include in-text citations as well?
    Posted 02-08-2020 04:14

Juvairiyah Batool

  • Juvairiyah Batool says :
    Nice effort
    Really amazing
    Thanks You Tunza for giving us such a great opportunity .
    I hope it will be very useful for students of Biology.
    Posted 31-07-2020 22:48

Emily Choi

  • Emily Choi says :
    Thank you so much for such a great opportunity! I'm definitely looking forward to submitting my essay!
    Posted 31-07-2020 01:57

Lucas Marcus

  • Lucas Marcus says :
    I am confident that I will be one of the Eco-generation Regional Ambassadors in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Posted 30-07-2020 18:55

  • Surendra Kumar says :
    Thanks where can I find previous winners essay.
    Posted 26-07-2020 21:02

  • Yushika Subedi says :
    Such a great opportunity for young leaders :)
    Posted 26-07-2020 14:35

  • null says :
    hi, i am 13 years over and 14 running... and I really wanna do this competition am I eligible?
    Posted 22-07-2020 04:58 Delete

Kamakshi  Bali

Kamakshi  Bali

  • Kamakshi Bali says :
    This is an amazing opportunity
    Posted 16-07-2020 23:00

  • Obianuju Agwuna says :
    I have registered as the member, I will submit my essay later when I'm done... Hope, I am safe?
    Posted 15-07-2020 17:32

Quynh Anh Dinh

  • Quynh Anh Dinh says :

    @EcoGeneration can I submit my essay (not in story format)?
    Posted 13-07-2020 23:17

Eniola Kwuelum

  • Eniola Kwuelum says :
    Are we to write a story about the causes, effects and consequences of biodiversity loss?
    Posted 08-07-2020 00:14

  • Nandana Mahesh says :
    How should I submit my essay ?
    Posted 27-06-2020 21:25

Vritant Kumar

Nadir Huseynov

  • Nadir Huseynov says :
    I think this project, conducted by professionals, will be great
    Posted 22-06-2020 08:01

Elvis Eduwa

  • Elvis Eduwa says :
    @ECOGENERATION thank you so much

    Posted 16-06-2020 23:41

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    @ Elvis Eduwa, it refers to line spacing!

    Posted 15-06-2020 08:32

Elvis Eduwa

  • Elvis Eduwa says :
    Dear Eoogen what is meant by essays should be double spaced in Times New Roman? does it mean character spacing or paragraph spacing or line spacing.Please help me out am stuck.Thank you in advance
    Posted 12-06-2020 16:28

Theodore  Bechlivanis

  • Theodore Bechlivanis says :
    That looks like a great opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas. Thanks for sharing!
    Posted 12-06-2020 06:28

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    We have been receiving some inquiries about this, and YES you are also allowed to submit using PDF format!
    Posted 11-06-2020 09:26

Arya Diorenzo Pasaribu

  • Karan Kumar says :
    Can anyone told me how to submit my essay and can I submit hand written essay as a PDF format
    Posted 09-06-2020 21:30

Elvis Eduwa

  • Elvis Eduwa says :
    This is Indeed a golden chance for students to express very important Ideas that will save our future generations.Thank you for this opportunity
    Posted 09-06-2020 03:16

  • Shreenabh Agrawal says :
    I joined this wonderful platform today. I have submitted my essay. Thank you so much for this opportunity.
    Posted 07-06-2020 21:02

  • Shruti Raj says :
    This is a golden opportunity for students who have a deep interest in creative writing.
    Posted 05-06-2020 12:45

Vazira Ikhtiyorova

  • Vazira Ikhtiyorova says :
    That's incredible opportunity, isn't it?
    Thank you sooo much Tunza!
    Posted 05-06-2020 08:16

  • Evans Uchechi says :
    This is great! May the best change making writer win!
    Posted 03-06-2020 00:31

  • Ashik Aaku says :
    Thank you for wonderful opportunity Eco generation this may uplift our innovative ideas thank you onces again
    Posted 29-05-2020 00:27

Lyton Mhlanga

  • Lyton Mhlanga says :
    Thank you for yet another wonderful opportunity to express ourselves for change in the world!
    Posted 27-05-2020 20:31

  • Shreya Aryal says :
    Thank you for the opportunity Eco Generation.
    Posted 19-05-2020 14:08

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Golden Opportunity Indded
    Posted 16-05-2020 02:11

Paras Kunwar

  • Paras Kunwar says :
    Thanks for the opportunity

    Posted 15-05-2020 21:44

Nguyen Bao Phuc

  • Nguyen Bao Phuc says :
    I am thankful to have been a winner of this competition last year. Thank you for providing us with a variety of opportunities like this. More people become environmentally concerned thanks to these events.
    Posted 15-05-2020 17:18

Anthony Duxell Malle

Nitipak Ratapipat

Biddhya pandey

  • Biddhya pandey says :
    wow!! Thank you for this oppurtunity
    Posted 15-05-2020 16:52


  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    amazing opportunity
    Posted 15-05-2020 16:36

Bal krishna Pandey

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    This is an amazing opportunity for young changemakers and writers.

    Posted 15-05-2020 14:47

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