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[World] The 9th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

by Eco Generation | 03-05-2016 09:01 | Status : Finished   Comments 44 Comments

The 9th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

Fight Against Illegal Trade In Wildlife
– Illegal trade of wildlife in my country and its effect on future generation 

Samsung Engineering jointly with United Nations Environment Programme would like to launch "The 9th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition" inviting young people all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the upcoming World Environment Day – The fight against illegal trade in wildlife. 

100,000 African elephants were killed between 2010 and 2012, out of a population estimated at less than 500,000, just to supply a demand for products made of ivory items like jewelry and carvings that are used for gifts. Pangolins, unknown to most of us, are the most illegally trafficked animal on earth with millions being used for medicinal value and food delicacy. Rhino poaching increased by 8 900% since 2007 their horns used for medicines and hang over cures. Most of these products, which have good or much better alternatives, are related in some ways for showing status. If we don't take action, these beautiful animals could disappear forever. 

But we can change this!

This year, World Environment Day (WED) and World Wildlife Day (WWE, March 3) decided to focus on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT). WWE was celebrated under the theme 'The future of wildlife is in our hands'. World Environment Day (WED), on 5th June, which is the single biggest day to raise awareness on environmental issues, is hosted by Angola. Eco-generation is inviting you  to think about our roles to fight against illegal trade in wildlife together with the Tunza Eco-generation members around the world.

We would like to provide children and young people a chance to discover and investigate the wildlife around them, in their community and to identify what they can do to help stop illegal trade in wildlife even though many live in urban areas. We also aim at collecting inspiring and creative ideas from the young people on how and what to do! 

Read more about the topic: 

Competition details
Eligibility: Tunza Eco-generation members aged between 13 and 24 (As of June 30)
Theme: Fight against illegal trade in wildlife
               – Illegal trade of wildlife in my country and its effect on future generations 
Submission deadline: June 30th, 2016 (GMT 0)
Result announcement: End of July, 2016

Prize details



Prize includes

UNEP Prize


Certificate & Samsung Tab S

Samsung Engineering Prize


Certificate & Samsung Tab A

Eco-generation Prize


Certificate & Samsung 1TB Portable memory station

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 topic will result in disqualification.
Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.
• Entries should be attached by the file in one of the following formats. All other formats will be disqualified. 
   - MS Word
   - Word Perfect
   - pdf
Entries must be from 600 to 1000 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.
•  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.) prize will be canceled and automatically be 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 20 year history, Eco-generation is Samsung Engineering's largest running CSR program, which 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 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 webpage's 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 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. For more information, please visit www.samsungengineering.co.kr

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 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 air quality, marine pollution 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.

Appendix 2. Environmental Essay Competition Poster
the 9th Essay_Poster


  • says :
    I can't wait for the result!
    Posted 03-08-2016 22:27

  • says :
    When will the result publish?
    Posted 09-07-2016 02:17

  • says :
    all the very best for all the entrants of this essay competition globally.

    Posted 03-07-2016 22:25

  • says :
    I had research up to a week hope its will worth-place..
    Posted 01-07-2016 19:32

  • says :
    Hi tunza, i have sent my essay by email. because i have failed to send my essay with this application form, thank you
    Posted 01-07-2016 00:26

  • says :
    thank you Anthony
    Posted 01-07-2016 00:08

  • says :
    how can I upload my assey? Is here any e-mail?
    Posted 01-07-2016 00:06

  • says :
    Is the deadline local time??
    Posted 01-07-2016 00:00

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    [Notice] If there's any problem in submission, please email us your essay with username, contact information to ecogeneration@samsung.com!!!! Thanks :)
    Posted 30-06-2016 20:31

  • says :
    nice one
    Posted 30-06-2016 17:25

  • says :
    I'm glad you chose this topic!
    I've learned a lot just by researching for my essay, and I'm thankful for being a part of this great community!
    Amazing job!
    Posted 30-06-2016 07:18

  • says :
    wishing all participants best of luck

    Posted 29-06-2016 22:36

  • says :
    interesting one!
    Posted 29-06-2016 00:46

  • says :
    I wish everyone good luck. This is a very good topic as it increases awareness on illegal wildlife trade in our region. Thank you Tunza Eco-generation for a great topic!
    Posted 28-06-2016 23:41 Delete

  • says :
    Surely its a cool theme

    Posted 28-06-2016 20:19

  • says :
    Thanks Anthony, i will surely participate not just to win but to get add my voice to the thousands who have passion for environmental conservation
    Posted 27-06-2016 14:43

  • says :
    A good topic theme, at a right moment as well as to the right generation...let our ideas hit the World no matter who is going to win,...let us strongly participate and i am on progress to do so.
    Posted 26-06-2016 20:27

  • says :
    such type of essay competition would certainly motivate the youth like us to carve the bright path of our nation indeed.
    Posted 24-06-2016 21:03

  • says :
    How can I participate to the contest
    Posted 23-06-2016 01:10

  • says :
    Join ! Join!
    Posted 22-06-2016 18:06

  • says :
    Great theme for essay! Thanks TEG.
    Posted 20-06-2016 13:44

  • says :
    Very inspiring, I can't wait as my head is cracking. I love green environment and its species
    Posted 14-06-2016 20:18

  • says :
    A good one ,can't wait....
    Posted 14-06-2016 19:56

  • says :
    Looking forward to this contest.
    Posted 14-06-2016 15:45

  • says :
    I have registered my account can I summit my essay?
    Posted 08-06-2016 02:12

  • says :
    Good competition,i want to talk about our elephants...best of luck all.

    Posted 07-06-2016 16:44

  • says :
    most challenging topic for today!!!

    Posted 05-06-2016 16:51

  • says :
    i would like to know if we can add pictures. Thank you!
    Posted 04-06-2016 21:44

  • says :
    This is the best theme to conserve our dear friends of nature :) . lets make some efforts by ourselves
    Posted 18-05-2016 23:03

  • says :
    I can't wait to read your reports :)
    Let's start the competition
    Posted 17-05-2016 19:01

Czarlo Demeterio

  • Czarlo Demeterio says :
    It's time for the youth to champion wildlife protection.
    Posted 09-05-2016 15:23

  • says :
    This is a very nice topic and a great way to raise awareness! :)
    Posted 08-05-2016 22:31

  • says :
    Very good competition! Best of luck to everyone
    Posted 08-05-2016 15:51

  • says :
    Wow! I will join this competition for sure!
    Posted 06-05-2016 00:09

Sebara Tabouli Florent Christian

  • says :
    Another great opportunity and inspiration from Tunza on a great topic that is very important for sustaining our eco system. I think this would trigger the thought process in all our minds as to how wildlife should be protected. Thank you Tunza.
    Posted 04-05-2016 11:03

  • Sujan Adhikari says :
    Wahoo, This time I wont miss the chance.
    Posted 04-05-2016 00:15

  • says :
    the most beautiful event eco gen love it
    Posted 03-05-2016 20:19

  • says :
    Great theme for essay! interesting one to participate :)
    Posted 03-05-2016 19:20

  • Arushi Madan says :
    What an apt topic and what a way to promote it. Let's fight against illegal trade in wild life. Thanks TEG.
    Posted 03-05-2016 18:48

  • says :
    Great event!! and beautiful theme.
    Posted 03-05-2016 16:51

  • Luiz Bispo says :
    Awesome theme!
    Posted 03-05-2016 11:43

  • says :
    Great initiative. It deserves attention now more than ever.
    Posted 03-05-2016 10:52

  • Anthony Emecheta says :
    I wish all the eligible participants best of luck. This is one topic that needs attention and I thank TEG for bringing it up. Let's make it trend and draw some attention.
    Posted 03-05-2016 10:12

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