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14th Tunza Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

Deadline: August 16th, 2021

Applications are ongoing for the 14th Tunza Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition 2021. Samsung Engineering in collaboration with United Nations Environment Program has launched “The 14th Eco generation Environmental Essay Competition” inviting youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the World Environment Day – Ecosystem Restoration.

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 Wirkers around the world to show their will to act on Ecosystem Restoration for our future generations by writing an essay. It also aims to collect the ways to prevent, halt, and reverse the degradation of ecosystems by requiring us to think about the various reasons why bringing back a healthy ecosystem is imperative for us and our future generations.

Theme: Inspiring and creative stories on ecosystem restoration – Sharing stories, commitments and reflections on how you and other young people are taking action in protecting the environment and restoring ecosystems.


  • UN Environment Program Prize: e-Certificate & Samsung Tab S (1 Person)
  • Samsung Engineering Prize: e-Certificate & Samsung Tab A (2 Persons)
  • Eco-generation Prize: e Certificate & Eco-generation Souvenirs & Books (3 Persons)
  • Honourable Mentions: e Certificate (20 Persons)

Who Can Apply?

  • Open to youth aged between 14 to 24;
  • Applicant may be from anywhere in the world.


  • 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 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 Program reserve First Serial Rights on all submissions. All other rights to the essay remain in the property of the author.

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