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2014 international schools essay competition theme announced

The theme of the 2014 International Schools Essay Competition is, What does ‘sustainable living’ mean to you?

Secondary school trophy winners from the 3013 competition, including the Grand Prize Winner Cho Su bin from S. Korea (centre left)

Secondary school trophy winners from the 2013 competition, including the Grand Prize Winner Cho Su bin from S. Korea (centre left)

Schools from around the world with children aged 7-17 are once again invited to enter.

Last year’s competition (‘Who is responsible?’) attracted 831 entries from 65 countries and participation is expected to be even greater in 2014.

School/teacher registration for the 2014 competition will open online from 15th October 2013. The nominated Teacher Champions will then have until 10th February 2014 to submit their students’ essays via the competition web page.

Finalists and Honourable Mentions will be announced on 2nd April 2014. The International Schools Debates will take place at the Living Rainforest centre in Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire, UK during 7-11 July 2014. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize Winners in each category and the Grand Prize Winner will be announced at the Schools Debates in July.

For more information, please visit the competition web page.

We wish good luck to all the students and Teacher Champions who take part!

on '2014 international schools essay competition theme announced'

  1. Jo-Anne Edwards says:

    Very interested in essay competition but trying to follow the link above, it says the page does not exist. I have some very talented year 9 pupils that I will encourage to enter.

  2. Karl Hansen says:

    The links should be up and running before the end of the day … Thanks and good luck.

  3. swamy says:

    Is there any registration fee to upload essay

  4. Karl Hansen says:

    No – it is completely free to enter the competition from anywhere in the world. Good luck to all participating children and schools!

  5. cyril says:

    who will fund the transportation? is it the students or the organizers?

  6. Karl Hansen says:

    The Trust for Sustainable Living will fund the travel (including transport and accommodation) for the Grand Prize winner plus parent and teacher. All other participants (whether schools, families or individuals) must fund their own travel.

  7. Ichsan Andi Lubis says:

    Hi, i want to ask something. does the participant should make an essay and then debate it? i come from Indonesia, can i join this competition? Thanks.

  8. Karl Hansen says:

    Yes, children aged 7-17 from Indonesia or anywhere else in the world can participate in the competition, followed by the debate.

  9. Ichsan Andi Lubis says:

    Oh, i see. And, how to join this competition? Thanks before.

  10. Victor says:

    Are we to write just on this topic “what does sustainable living mean to you?” And how do we send our entries?

  11. Karl Hansen says:

    Yes – but if you are a secondary school student, then there are some additional guidelines as outlined on the main competition web page.

  12. Karl Hansen says:

    To join the competition, a Teacher Champion needs to register here.

  13. viliame vauvau says:

    Hey my name is Viliame 16 years of age and i am attending Tavua District Seconadry School here in Fiji.I am really interested to participate in this year essay competition.

  14. Gian Andrei says:

    Which is of higher merit — being a Finalist, or being a Honourable Mention?

  15. Ricky says:

    When will the Grand prize winner, 2nd and 3rd placed essays be declared?

  16. Karl Hansen says:

    Dear Ricky – They will be declared to the public at the Schools Debates in July. (However, we are also in contact with them privately.)

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