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Beat Air Pollution, 12th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

Deadline: 2nd September, 2019 (GMT 0)

Samsung Engineering jointly with UN environment would like to launch “The 12 th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition” inviting youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the upcoming World Environment Day – Beat Air Pollution.

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.

Often you can’t even see it, but air pollution is everywhere. With every breath, you are probably sucking in tiny particles that attack your lungs, heart and brain. World Environment Day 2019 is issuing a call to action to combat this global crisis.

Chosen by this year’s host, China, the theme of World Environment Day 2019 invites us all to consider how we can change our everyday lives to reduce the amount of air pollution we produce, and thwart its contribution to global warming and its effects on our own health.

We are faced with an urgent task. Nine out of ten people worldwide are exposed to levels of air pollutants that exceed World Health Organization safe levels. Around seven million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution with about four million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. Air pollution causes a host of other problems, including illness and lower IQs. It doesn’t just impact human health and economic growth. Many of the pollutants also cause global warming.

Air pollution is preventable, but we need everyone on board – from individuals and organizations to private companies and government.

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 on “Beat Air Pollution” for our future generations by writing an essay.
It also aims to collect inspiring and creative ideas on why we should reduce air pollution by requiring them to think about diverse ways that we can help to combat air pollution.
Competition Details.

Prize details:

  • UN Environment Prize: e-Certificate & Samsung Tab S (1 Person)
  • Samsung Engineering Prize: e-Certificate & Samsung Tab A (2 People)
  • Eco-generation Prize: e-Certificate & Samsung Galaxy Buds (3 People)
  • Honorable Mentions : e-Certificate (20 People)

Eligibility:

  • Tunza Eco-generation members aged between 14 and 24

Theme: Inspiring and creative stories on why we should reduce air pollution with regards to its causes, effects, and consequences.

Schedule:
– Submission deadline: 2nd September, 2019 (GMT 0)
– Result announcement: November, 2019 – TBD

Guideline:

• 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 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 canceled 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.
• Samsung Engineering and UN environment reserve First Serial Rights on all submissions. All other rights to the essay remain in the property of the author.

How to apply:

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.’

Apply here

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