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[World] The 8th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

by Eco Generation | 31-08-2015 14:27 | Status : Finished   Comments 34 Comments

The 8th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

To commemorate the year of 2015 Time for Global Action for People and Planet

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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."

"2015 can and must be the time for global action".

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations


Through this essay competition, we would like to provide children and youth a chance to set their action plan for changing their lifestyle affecting our planet, which is the most challenging threat for humans. It also aims to collect inspiring and creative ideas from young people by requiring them to think about what young people can do for our planet, crossing 'Online' and  'Offline'.

Competition details

Eligibility: Tunza Eco-generation members aged between 13 and 24 (As of October 12)

Theme: 2015 Time for Global Action for People and Planet
    - What Young People can do for the People and the Planet at a Local Level

    - Submission deadline: October 12th, 2015 (midnight, GMT 0)
    - Result announcement: 3rd week of November, 2015 

Submission: Tunza Eco-generation website/Egen Event/Monthly Event

Prize details



Prize includes

UNEP Prize


Certificate & Samsung Tab S

Samsung Engineering Prize


Certificate & Samsung Tab A

Eco-generation Prize


Certificate & Samsung 1TB Portable USB

Honorable Mentions


Certificate & Eco-generation souvenirs


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.

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 children's 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 a 19 year history, Eco-generation is Samsung Engineering's largest running CSR program, and has been supported by Samsung Engineering's expertise in the environmental business. This will continue to be one of the company's 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 established to be an interactive and vibrant site presenting various possibilities to engage youth, children and organizations from various portals (chat – global, regional and thematic platforms webpages with dynamic functions where children and youth are able to upload/update their environmental activities which will then go live online after it has been cleared by an administrator of the platform, possibility of working on documents and editing of the same can take place online various tutorials between experts and young people voting functions/processes on various competitions, databases for various children, youth and sport processes).

About UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. 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. UNEP also has six regional offices and various country offices. In order to ensure full participation of global communities, UNEP works in an inclusive fashion that brings on board different societal cohorts. UNEP has a vibrant programme for young people known as Tunza.

UNEP is the designated authority of the United Nations system in environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its 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 issues regarding the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems. 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). UNEP has also been active in funding and implementing environmentally related development projects.

About Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd

Samsung Engineering is one of the world's leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management (EPC&PM) companies. With experience in over 30 countries, the company provides total project management from planning and financing through to construction and commissioning, and has built some of the world's largest and most complex hydrocarbon and industrial plants and facilities. Samsung Engineering has a reputation for delivering projects on time and uses the latest innovations to engineer industry-leading facilities. With its global workforce at 25,000 and 2013 revenues at 9.3 billion USD, the company is also one of the fastest growing EPC contractors. For more information, please visit www.samsungengineering.co.kr

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  • says :
    When will the results be announced?
    Posted 24-11-2015 16:57

  • says :
    I wish i knew about this web site
    Posted 24-11-2015 16:52

  • says :
    When will the results be announced?
    Posted 18-11-2015 22:11

  • says :
    Wow ! lots of interesting information and any info on where we could get to see all the interesting essays?
    Posted 24-10-2015 21:47

  • says :
    good opportunity and very interesting
    Posted 23-10-2015 23:48

  • says :
    best of luck
    Posted 23-10-2015 23:47

  • says :
    Who's joining?
    Posted 11-10-2015 07:48

  • says :
    Posted 28-09-2015 03:27

  • says :
    Laudable initiative!! Best wishes for all participants.
    Posted 28-09-2015 01:54

  • says :
    I must join this competition!)
    Posted 24-09-2015 18:15

  • says :
    All d Best to all my eco gen friends!! Its not just an opportunity ...but to show d world wat as youth we can & visionise to do!!
    Posted 22-09-2015 23:41

  • says :
    nice initiative. kudos to UNEP, tunza and samsung
    success to all participants as well
    Posted 16-09-2015 21:55

  • says :
    Great Opportunity)

    Posted 15-09-2015 23:14

  • says :
    Ah, great Opportunity !
    Posted 15-09-2015 19:50

  • Sujan Adhikari says :
    Yeah, great opportunity comes on the door, grab it and show your potentiality guys !!
    Posted 09-09-2015 14:59

  • Luiz Bispo says :
    Good luck for everyone!
    Posted 09-09-2015 08:31

  • says :
    I just uploaded my essay. Best of luck to me and all applicants. Lets keep up the good work of environmental protection.
    Posted 08-09-2015 08:49

  • Jayson Villeza says :
    Let's contribute our ideas through this essay competition!
    Posted 07-09-2015 15:34

  • says :
    Excellent oportunity, and the best experience...congratulations of the ambassadors.
    Posted 06-09-2015 13:14

  • says :
    good luck to everyone
    Posted 05-09-2015 10:56

  • says :
    Best of luck for participants.
    Posted 05-09-2015 03:33

  • says :
    A very good opportunity. Best wishes to all participants.
    Posted 05-09-2015 03:23

  • says :
    great opportunity...must participate in it.
    Posted 03-09-2015 14:10

  • Anthony Emecheta says :
    Too bad I can't participate. All the best to those who can.
    Posted 02-09-2015 18:51

  • says :
    An awesome opportunity! everyone should participate in this :) All the best
    Posted 02-09-2015 05:07

  • says :
    Great oppurtunity. Best of Luck to participants.
    Posted 01-09-2015 01:06

  • says :
    exciting (Y)
    Posted 31-08-2015 21:39

  • says :
    A not-to-miss opportunity for Tunza members. Best of luck everyone! :)
    Posted 31-08-2015 20:09

  • says :
    Great opportunity.. best wishes for the participants
    Posted 31-08-2015 18:12

  • says :
    Best of luck to All, the participants

    Posted 31-08-2015 17:58

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  • Dharmendra Kapri says :
    Another great opportunity. All the best to all participants :D
    Posted 31-08-2015 17:26

  • Arushi Madan says :
    All the best to participants.
    Posted 31-08-2015 17:22

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