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[World] The 14th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

by Eco Generation | 20-05-2021 15:04 | Status : Finished   Comments 71 Comments


The 14th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition


Ecosystem Restoration





Samsung Engineering jointly with United Nations Environment Programme would like to launch The 14th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition inviting youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the upcoming World Environment Day – Ecosystem Restoration.


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.


This years observance of World Environment Day will be on the theme of ecosystem restoration and focus on resetting our relation with nature. It will also mark the formal launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.


Reviving natural carbon sinks – such as forests and peatlands – could help close the climate emissions gap by 25% by 2030. Replanting with native tree species can also help buffer some of the expected devastating effects of a warming planet, such as increased risk of forest fires. Currently, 3.2 billion people – 40% of the worlds population– suffer from the continued degradation of ecosystems, for example by losing access to fertile soil or safe drinking water.


The UN Decade runs from 2021 through 2030, which is also the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline scientists have identified critical for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.


To achieve restoration at the required scale, incentives and financial investments must be made in changing the way lands and oceans are exploited, in research and education, and in inspiring a movement of people, businesses and governments through celebrating success stories.


<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 on Ecosystem Restoration for our future generations by writing an essay.


It also aims to collect the ways to prevent, halt, and reverse the degradation of ecosystems by requiring us to think about the various reasons why bringing back a healthy ecosystem is imperative for us and our future generations.


Competition Details

       Eligibility: Youth aged between 14 to 24

       Theme: Inspiring and creative stories on ecosystem restoration

Sharing stories, commitments and reflections on how you and other young people are taking action in protecting the environment and restoring ecosystems


- Submission deadline: 16th August, 2021 (GMT 0)

- Result announcement: October, 2021 (TBD)

       Submission: Tunza Eco-generation Website/Egen Event/Online Events

To submit your essay, you have sign up tunza.eco-generation.org. Please sign in and click the Application form tab. You can write your motivation to join the competition (less than 50 words) in the Content box and attach your essay file in the attachments column.

      Prize details



Prize includes

UN Environment Programme Prize


e-Certificate & Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Samsung Engineering Prize


e-Certificates & Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Eco-generation Prize


e-Certificates & Eco-generation Souvenirs & Books

Honorable Mentions




- No awarding ceremony will be held.

- In order to reduce carbon footprint, certificates will be issued in electronic format.

- Electronic goods can only be delivered to the regions where DHL covers.




       No entry fee is required.

       All entries must be original works, in English.

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

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

       Each entrant may submit only one essay.

       All entries are final. No revisions are accepted.

       Plagiarism and off topic will result in disqualification.

       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

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

       The decisions of the judges are final and are entirely their own and in no part represents the opinion of Samsung Engineering.

       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.

       At the discretion of the judges, all well-written essays may be published on the relevant Websites.

       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.



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 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 solutions from planning and financing to construction, and commissioning. Samsung Engineering business area portfolio reaches from worlds largest and most complex hydrocarbon plants such as in oil refining, gas, and petrochemical to cutting-edge industrial facilities in areas that include semiconductor and display as well as environmental facilities, like water treatment and air pollution prevention facilities. For more information, please visit www.samsungengineering.com


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 14th eco-generation environmental essay competition deadline 16th AUG, 2021 theme is ecosystem restoration



  • JUNHUI LEE says :
    When are the results coming out?!
    Posted 15-10-2021 11:01

Gabriela  Infante

Ankit Upadhyay

  • Ankit Upadhyay says :
    When will result be announced?

    Posted 08-10-2021 16:46

Danis Gabriela Castiblanco Molano

  • Danis Gabriela Castiblanco Molano says :
    Hi, when I was filling out the trial application form, the option to enter my contact information did not appear, but now it does. However, in the document I put all the information, is there any problem with this?
    Posted 19-08-2021 09:10

Junhyeok Yang

  • Junhyeok Yang says :
    Thank you so much for a great opportunity!!
    Posted 18-08-2021 15:04

Anh Truong

  • Anh Truong says :
    I joined with a comfortable status, I just want to enhance myself and make something special for my 18
    Posted 18-08-2021 03:06

Ana Victoria Diaz

  • Ana Victoria Diaz says :
    It said the deadline for the essay's submission was august 16th, I have tried to submit my essay all day and it wouldn't let me. I spent multiple hours writing it, I don't want them to be in vain as I strongly believe everyone should have the opportunity to share their stories on this relevant matter. Is there a way to still submit it?
    Posted 17-08-2021 12:48

Bianca Mora

  • Bianca Mora says :
    Gracias por la oportunidad!
    Posted 17-08-2021 03:47

Bao Minh Dau

  • Bao Minh Dau says :
    Eek cant wait for the result good luck everyone out there :>
    Posted 17-08-2021 02:53

Jenishlin Sweety

  • Jenishlin Sweety says :
    I hereby pledge with my whole heart that I would work towards conserving our Environment.

    Posted 16-08-2021 21:40

Ariadna Buendia

  • Ariadna Buendia says :
    I Happy to participate, thank you Tunza!
    Posted 16-08-2021 20:11

Hoang Dinh

  • Hoang Dinh says :
    Great message, great lesson.
    Posted 16-08-2021 16:52

nguyen trinh

  • nguyen trinh says :
    amazing challenge

    Posted 16-08-2021 14:47

Alanis Intriago

  • Alanis Intriago says :
    i happy to participate this year
    Posted 16-08-2021 14:26

Valeria Meneses

  • Valeria Meneses says :
    Gracias por darnos la oportunidad de ser escuchados.
    Posted 16-08-2021 13:48

Helen Nazareno

  • Helen Nazareno says :
    I thank you very much for the opportunity, I hope to be one of the winners, what happiness to participate.
    Posted 16-08-2021 13:34

Yasmin Araujo

  • Yasmin Araujo says :
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    Posted 16-08-2021 12:53

Paola Andrea Mamani Caba

  • Paola Andrea Mamani Caba says :
    Just submitted my essay! Thank you so much for this opportunity :)
    Posted 16-08-2021 08:22

Doyin Akingbulugbe

  • Doyin Akingbulugbe says :
    This is absolutely good! Thanks to the organizers!
    Posted 16-08-2021 07:17

Oluwatobi Bello

  • Oluwatobi Bello says :
    A wonderful platform for us young people to express our ideas!
    Posted 16-08-2021 07:13

Kehinde Adepetun

Ashley Lucero Santellan Maldonado

Pooja Shree Balamurugan

  • Pooja Shree Balamurugan says :
    Very happy to be a part of this good initiative. I like to thank Samsung Engineering, Tunzo Eco-generation and United Nations Development Programme for giving this opportunity.
    Posted 16-08-2021 04:16

sheena singh

  • sheena singh says :
    That's absolutely a great opportunity for everyone out there. Thanks to Tunza Eco-generation and Samsung for giving such a wonderful opportunity. may the best one wins/
    Posted 16-08-2021 02:45

Pranav Gaba

  • Pranav Gaba says :
    This is such a great opportunity for everyone! Thank you TEG!!
    Posted 15-08-2021 23:35

Ekuri Brian Akom

  • Ekuri Brian Akom says :
    It's a pleasure to be a part of this contest.
    Posted 15-08-2021 22:27

Khanh Kim Nguyen

  • Khanh Kim Nguyen says :
    Just submitted my paper. What a great opportunity for the youth!
    Posted 15-08-2021 19:43

Rafael Luna Reyes

Gabriela  Infante

  • Gabriela Infante says :
    I am so excited, success to all participants
    Posted 15-08-2021 01:13

Khanh Thu Ngo

Ibitomi Otunola

  • Ibitomi Otunola says :
    Excited to participate in this competition
    Posted 14-08-2021 20:23

Abigail Ibikunle

  • Abigail Ibikunle says :
    Thank you for this great opportunity.
    Posted 14-08-2021 18:47

Nghi Nguyen

  • Nghi Nguyen says :
    submit all done! love you all. many info from environment thanks the host
    Posted 13-08-2021 22:01


  • ADITYA BHATIA says :
    Very Nice, Submitted Entry for Competition.
    Posted 13-08-2021 20:39

Bao Thi Dau Gia

  • Bao Thi Dau Gia says :
    Great opportunity. I have learned numerous skills and experiences for idea and presentation through this essay!!

    Posted 13-08-2021 20:00

Katherine Espinoza

  • Katherine Espinoza says :
    Thank you so much Eco-generation for this great effort and for trying to make a better world!
    Posted 13-08-2021 15:29

Andy Curinaupa Perez

  • Andy Curinaupa Perez says :
    Wow, it's amazing, Every day I make an effort so that the essay is refined and refined, I would like to be one of those named !!!
    Posted 13-08-2021 14:07

Elizabeth Duke Moe

Humoyun Mahmudov

  • Humoyun Mahmudov says :
    That&#700;s so cool! It&#700;s proud of me to be there with such kind of people and save our planet togather. Absolutely, I will participate in this competition! Thanks Tunza!
    Posted 12-08-2021 02:54

Sammy Sandez

  • Sammy Sandez says :
    Este es un gran proyecto que es de todos lod d&#237;as para nosotros como jovenes del futuro.

    Posted 12-08-2021 01:51

Luz Alamilla

  • Luz Alamilla says :
    I love the fact that they promote environmental care, but it is even more wonderful to see how young people participate in these types of projects!!
    Posted 11-08-2021 08:06

Edgar Gustavo Noboa Salazar

  • Edgar Gustavo Noboa Salazar says :
    I find it incredible that these projects exist for young people. In order to become aware of the environment.
    Posted 10-08-2021 11:36


  • YEISON DERASO says :
    Excelente iniciativa y grandes oportunidades para quienes somos parte de estos proyectos ambientalistas.

    Posted 10-08-2021 00:43

luna Sofia leano

  • luna Sofia leano says :
    increible, hacer parte de este proyecto! Muchas Gracias
    Posted 09-08-2021 13:05


  • LAMBULI JESSE says :
    Wow, this is a great opportunity for we youth.... i believe that anything for us without us is not for us. am happy to be part of this competition.
    Posted 08-08-2021 22:08

Vishrut Mehrotra

vi nguyen

  • vi nguyen says :
    Amazing! What a good concept!!! I'm writing for it
    Posted 08-08-2021 19:43

Tuan Anh  Nguyen

  • Tuan Anh Nguyen says :
    Thank you for providing us with such a tremendous opportunity to recognize the importance of ecosystem restoration!
    Posted 08-08-2021 18:30

Sushant Hugge

Aygerim Urazmetova

Ngoc Minh

  • Ngoc Minh says :
    Thank you BTC for organizing such a meaningful contest.
    Posted 07-08-2021 16:28


    Here is a mouthwatering opportunity as well as great chance to affect the world environmentally. Many of us have been energetic and loaded with incredible ideas on how we as a people can adjust to the evolving changes in the environment. This is the opportunity. I wish all partakers a brilliant success.
    Posted 06-08-2021 21:17

Vishrut Mehrotra

  • Vishrut Mehrotra says :
    I??m excited to participate in the competition.
    Posted 04-08-2021 22:06

Chidiebele Okeke

  • Chidiebele Okeke says :
    This is a good contest and opportunity especially for the young generation
    Posted 03-08-2021 21:11

Onyedikachi Victor Igwesi

  • Onyedikachi Victor Igwesi says :

    Its exciting to participate in this all portant essay that Seels to address the need of imbibing environmental cautiousness as regard it preservation and protection so as to enable greater emission of the oxygen needed for human respiration and undoubtedly his existence...

    Hoping to be among the crowned winners of this competition.

    Many thanks to the organizers as it tends to sharpens the youths mind at innovating ideas to better the environment they live in and the world at large.


    Posted 01-08-2021 22:58

Siana Avila  Mendonca

Emmanuel Uche Miti

Amritaparna Saha

  • Amritaparna Saha says :
    I have already informed my friends about this opportunity!
    Posted 29-07-2021 00:14

Kikwiyakare Humphrey Chris

  • Kikwiyakare Humphrey Chris says :
    Finally I think I have gotten the platform to share my love for the Environment!
    Posted 28-07-2021 23:42

Londyn Sykes

Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas

Joongwon Ahn

  • Joongwon Ahn says :
    Thank you for the information!
    Posted 20-07-2021 19:17

Maftunakhon Solieva

Chloe Ejisun

  • Chloe Ejisun says :
    Thanks for another opportunity!

    Posted 06-06-2021 23:00

Tobechukwu Anyanwu

  • Tobechukwu Anyanwu says :
    Amazing opportunity, thank you so much Eco-generation
    Posted 28-05-2021 15:01

Tanisha Gupta

  • Tanisha Gupta says :
    Thanks for this astonishing opportunity.
    Posted 28-05-2021 11:56

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.
    Posted 25-05-2021 13:43

Vazira Ikhtiyorova

  • Vazira Ikhtiyorova says :
    Hope this time I can do that, thank you Tunza!
    Posted 25-05-2021 04:34

Kaushal Niraula

  • Kaushal Niraula says :
    Waiting for this ... great opportunity
    Posted 22-05-2021 21:10

Dalima Thapa

  • Dalima Thapa says :
    This is such a great opportunity for everyone! Thank you for this Eco-generation..
    Posted 21-05-2021 21:27

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Wow! Great opportunity!! Excited to be the part of this..
    Posted 21-05-2021 13:39

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