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[World] The 10th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

by Eco Generation | 17-04-2017 17:46 | Status : Finished   Comments 36 Comments

   The 10th Eco-generation
Environmental Essay Competition

Connecting people to Nature
by rediscovering the value of nature

Samsung Engineering jointly with UN Environment would like to launch The 10th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition inviting the youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the upcoming World Environment Day – Connecting People to Nature.


As many of you know, World Environment Day is the United Nations flagship day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach celebrated by over a million of people in well over 100 countries. Hosted by Canada, this years World Environment Day has the theme Connecting People to Nature, and the slogan, Im With Nature. The idea that underpins this is that in our modern world few of us take enough time away from our daily lives to appreciate and engage with our magnificent natural world. By celebrating World Environment Day surrounded by this beauty, we can rediscover the importance of caring for the environment so that it can care for us.


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 love and affection for our shared natural world with an environmental essay.

We would like to provide children and youth a chance to show their love and affection for our shared natural world by writing an essay on the value of nature. It also aims to collect inspiring and creative ideas on how we can rediscover the value of nature from the young people by requiring them to think about the importance of the nature and its value for connecting people to our mother nature.


The value of nature

In recent decades, scientific advances as well as growing environmental problems such as global warming are helping us to understand the countless ways in which natural systems support our own prosperity and well-being.

For example, the worlds oceans, forests and soils act as vast stores for greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane farmers and fisher-folk harness nature on land and under water to provide us with food scientists develop medicines using genetic material drawn from the millions of species that make up Earths astounding biological diversity.

Billions of rural people around the world spend every working day connected to nature and appreciate full well their dependence on natural water supplies and how nature provides their livelihoods in the form of fertile soil. They are among the first to suffer when ecosystems are threatened, whether by pollution, climate change or over-exploitation.

Natures gifts are often hard to value in monetary terms. Like clean air, they are often taken for granted, at least until they become scarce. However, economists are developing ways to measure the multi-trillion-dollar worth of many so-called ecosystem services, from insects pollinating fruit trees in the orchards of California to the leisure, health and spiritual benefits of a hike up a Himalayan valley. 

<Source: World Environment Day website>


Competition details

Eligibility: Tunza Eco-generation members aged between 13 and 24 (As of June 5th, 2017)

Theme: Connecting People to Nature by rediscovering the value of nature
- inspiring and creative ideas on how and why we should rediscover the value of nature


   - Submission deadline: June 5th, 2017

   - Result announcement: July, 2017 (to be decided)

    How to submit your entry: Please visit the submission link above or click the Application form tab next to the Info tab on this page. First, select the correct category([World] The 10th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition) from the event title dropdown list, write any message to Tunza Eco-generation in the content box and attach your essay file in the attachments column. Please check the agreement message box on the personal information and click the submit button. If you want to check your submission status, please click the My page tab on this page. If you want to submnit new entry, please visit My page and delete the priopr entry and then submit new entry in the same procedure.

    Prize details



Prize includes

UN Environment Prize


Certificate & Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Samsung Engineering Prize


Certificate & Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Eco-generation Prize


Certificate & Samsung Portable Memory

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 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.) 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.

Read more about the topic: 


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 a 20 year-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 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 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 30 countries, the company provides total project management from planning and financing through to construction and commissioning and has built some of the worlds 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 UN Environment

UN Environment is the leading global voice on the environment. It provides leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. UN Environment works with governments, the private sector, the civil society and with other UN entities and international organizations across the world.

Poster EEC2017 The 10th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition


  • says :
    For the benefit of everyone, as per response of Tunza Eco-generation to my email, they will accept entries until today, June 5, 2017 at 24:00 GMT. Thank you and may the best essay win. :)
    Posted 06-06-2017 07:48

  • says :
    I had the same problem with @Meidina, i submitted mine when it's June 05 in our timezone in the Philippines, but then it shows it's June 06 - will it still be accepted?
    Posted 06-06-2017 03:00

  • says :
    in my country, this day (the day I submitted the essay) is still 5 June but after clicked submit, it showed 6 June in My page. Is it ok?
    Posted 06-06-2017 01:30

  • says :
    Dear Essay Committee,

    When I want to apply my essay there is always a notofication of a missing comma of ORA-00917. I believe this is the system failure and it has make me unable to send my essay to the website. Please fix this ASAP. Thank you.
    Posted 05-06-2017 22:47

  • says :
    Hi Tunza, may I please know according to what time zone will the June 5 deadline elapse?
    Posted 05-06-2017 20:56

  • says :
    how can i check to see whether my essay has been received?

    Posted 05-06-2017 20:18

  • says :
    Nature is home.
    Nature is life.
    Good luck guys :-)
    Posted 05-06-2017 09:05

  • says :
    Wishing y'all good luck, go green fellas! :)
    Posted 05-06-2017 04:40

  • says :
    Wishing all contestants the best. :)
    Posted 05-06-2017 01:35

  • says :
    Thank you so much :D

    Posted 05-06-2017 00:27

  • says :
    @Nurul Kharisma. go Home > E-gen Event > Monthly Event > Application form.may b here you can change your personal info
    Posted 04-06-2017 23:56

  • says :
    Until what time would be the submission? Thanks.
    Posted 04-06-2017 21:05

  • says :
    Hi Eco Generation, I want to ask whether the essay be accepted if its length is more than 800 words, about 850 words including the title, for example. Thanks so much!
    Posted 04-06-2017 13:33

  • says :
    I am sorry, but is there any example for the essay format, except 600-800 words, double space, MS Word, and 11 pt?
    Is it enough if there is just a title and the essay in the pages?
    For the numbered pages, does it mean that I have to insert the number of pages in the below or upper side?
    And, I cannot open the 2 first links for the read more about the topic.
    Thank you. :)
    Posted 03-06-2017 00:40

  • says :
    Good luck friends
    Posted 02-06-2017 15:35

  • says :
    great i will also be the part of this competition
    Posted 02-06-2017 15:35

Eco Generation

  • Eco Generation says :
    @Nurul, you don't have to put your personal information this time, when you're selected as a finalist, we shall contact you through your email address.
    Posted 02-06-2017 09:48

  • says :
    Great competition. By the way, where can I write my personal info (contact number, address, etc)?
    Posted 01-06-2017 19:56

  • Kshitiz Kandel says :
    Join us at :
    Posted 29-05-2017 21:10

  • Kshitiz Kandel says :
    Date #withnature
    Connecting people to nature

    Posted 29-05-2017 21:08

  • says :
    Just wrote out my draft, super! :)
    Posted 24-05-2017 23:39

  • Swosthi Thapa says :
    I am with nature...
    Posted 20-05-2017 02:18

  • says :
    I would love to participate, it'll be a great learning :)
    Posted 16-05-2017 10:18

  • says :
    Great opportunity to air out our views on nature
    Posted 16-05-2017 00:45

  • says :
    Please How do I make submission
    Posted 13-05-2017 18:56

  • says :
    Sounds great,
    Posted 08-05-2017 13:16

  • says :
    Great, I wanna compete.
    Posted 04-05-2017 08:43

  • Ashtha Lamsal says :
    great opportunity! I will apply and ask my friends too :)
    Posted 02-05-2017 12:58

Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas

  • Anthony Emecheta says :
    Good luck to everyone participating
    Posted 29-04-2017 23:59

  • says :
    Great opportunity. Thank you! I hope that it will be possible to participate

    Posted 25-04-2017 02:16

  • says :
    Great opportunity
    Posted 24-04-2017 21:23

  • T Anudeep Reddy says :
    Great opportunity. I will apply and ask my friends to apply too

    Posted 22-04-2017 23:28

  • T Anudeep Reddy says :
    Great opportunity. I will apply and ask my friends to apply too

    Posted 22-04-2017 23:28

  • says :
    This is great. I would love to try to make an essay. I'm a new member here and will learn more about Tunza Eco Generation :)
    Posted 19-04-2017 01:10

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