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The 13th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition: Time for Nature

Samsung Engineering jointly with United Nations EnvironmentProgramme would like to launch “The 13th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition” inviting youths 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.

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 healthy biodiversity is important for us and our future generations.

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


Tunza Eco-generation members aged between 14 to 24


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


- Submission deadline: 2nd September 2020

- 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.


• 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 cancelled 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.



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