The 9th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

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Samsung Engineering jointly with United Nations Environment Programme would like to launch “The 9th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition” inviting young people all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the upcoming World Environment Day – The fight against illegal trade in wildlife. 
100,000 African elephants were killed between 2010 and 2012, out of a population estimated at less than 500,000, just to supply a demand for products made of ivory items like jewelry and carvings that are used for gifts. Pangolins, unknown to most of us, are the most illegally trafficked animal on earth with millions being used for medicinal value and food delicacy. Rhino poaching increased by 8 900% since 2007 their horns used for medicines and hang over cures. Most of these products, which have good or much better alternatives, are related in some ways for showing status. If we don’t take action, these beautiful animals could disappear forever.
But we can change this!
This year, World Environment Day (WED) and World Wildlife Day (WWE, March 3) decided to focus on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT). WWE was celebrated under the theme ‘The future of wildlife is in our hands’. World Environment Day (WED), on 5th June, which is the single biggest day to raise awareness on environmental issues, is hosted by Angola. Eco-generation is inviting you  to think about our roles to fight against illegal trade in wildlife together with the Tunza Eco-generation members around the world.
We would like to provide children and young people a chance to discover and investigate the wildlife around them, in their community and to identify what they can do to help stop illegal trade in wildlife even though many live in urban areas. We also aim at collecting inspiring and creative ideas from the young people on how and what to do!

Theme: Fight against illegal trade in wildlife – Illegal trade of wildlife in my country and its effect on future generations

Samsung Engineering & United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP Prize: Certificate & Samsung Tab S (1 person)
Samsung Engineering Prize: Certificate & Samsung Tab A (1 person)
Eco-generation Prize: Certificate & Samsung 1TB Portable USB (3 persons)
Honorable Mentions: Certificate & Eco-generation souvenirs (20 persons)

June 30th, 2016

No entry fee is required.
Samsung Engineering reserves First Serial Rights on all submissions. All other rights to the essay remain the property of the author.
All entries must be original works, in English. Plagiarism and off topic will result in disqualification.
Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.
Entries should be attached by the file in one of the following formats. All other formats will be disqualified.
– MS Word
– Word Perfect
– pdf
Entries must be from 600 to 1000 words in length.
Entrants must first register at in order to submit their essay online.
All entries must be double spaced in 11pt, with numbered pages.
The personal information in the entry must be correct. If any competition winner is not reachable due to wrong information (contact number, address and etc.) prize will be cancelled and automatically be given to the next place applicant.
Each entrant may submit only one essay.
All entries are final. No revisions are accepted.
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 Website.
Submit your entry here


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