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Trust for Sustainable Living (TSL) Primary/Secondary Schools Essay Competition (Fully-funded to British Columbia, Canada) 2019

The Trust for Sustainable Living is pleased to invite schoolchildren around the world to share their ideas on the role young people can play in helping to conserve and sustainably manage Life on Land (United Nations SDG #15).

Application Deadline: 20th December 2018.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): British Columbia, Canada.

About the Award: Young people are key to supporting Life on Land (SDG #15)

The Trust for Sustainable Living is pleased to invite schoolchildren around the world to share their ideas on the role young people can play in helping to conserve and sustainably manage Life on Land (United Nations SDG #15).

The essay competition is aimed at primary students and secondary students, supported by Teacher Champions, parents and schools.

All students and Teacher Champions who participate in the essay competition are warmly invited to attend the 2019 International Schools Debates in British Columbia, Canada (8-12 July, 2019).

Type: Contest

Eligibility: Each student is invited to submit one essay in English, entitled:

Primary students (ages 7-11): Young people are key to sustaining life on land (max. 400 words)

Secondary students (ages 11-17): Young people are key to sustaining life on land (max. 600 words)

Selection Criteria: 

  • The essays are judged for originality and creativity in all formats, and the potential to contribute to a constructive international debate.
  • Unique and well-argued perspectives score highly. Please refrain from copying and pasting non-original material.

Number of Awardees: 5 finalists, 1 winner and lots of consolation prizes.

Value of Competition:

  • Every year, one overall Grand Prize winner (plus Teacher Champion and parent) wins a free trip to the TSL International Schools Debates & Awards. The 2019 debates will take place in British Columbia, Canada.
  • The writers of the top ten essays in each category (Primary or Secondary) receive medals and all Finalists, Honourable Mentions and Debate Attendees receive personalised certificates.

How to Apply: Apply here

Visit Competition Webpage for details

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