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Essay Competition – 2012 (Marking the late-second-half of DESD)

Sano Sansar Initiative is Organising an Essay Competition Marking the late-second-half of Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). Children and Youths from Nepal (Aged: 14-18) are eligible to participate the Competition. For detailed information please refer to the guidelines and Terms/Conditions.

Guidelines/major issues for consideration, which may help to write the Essay
ï Make influence of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) along with following guidelines.
ï Nepal’s Achievement towards a low carbon and green economy.
ï Opportunity for children and youths for Development in Nepal
ï Youth’s Perspective on Sustainable Decision Making
ï Reducing Extreme Poverty and Hunger through Climate Justice
ï Success of Governments and I/NGOs for the sustainable development of Nepal
ï Sustainable Practices by youths in Nepal
ï How the RIO+20 (UN Conference on Sustainable Development) made a difference with “The Future We want”
ï The need in practicing “Education for Sustainable Development” ESD in Nepal
ï Role of Youths in Making the DESD (Decade of Education for Sustainable Development) a Success

Some References that can help you for your essay and know more on Education for Sustainable Development:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/education-for-sustainable-development/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_for_Sustainable_Development
http://educationforsustainabledevelopment.com/
http://www.esdtoolkit.org/

Assessment of essay:

Judges will select the top two essays per each of the following two groups:
ï Essay in Nepali
o Age group (14-18 years old)

ï Essay in English
o Age group (14-18 years old)

Essays with Local Examples and appropriate datas with references/source will be prioritised.

Prizes:

Top four essay writers will be chosen as winners and will be awarded special educational gifts.

Terms and Conditions:

ï Essay should be written in 700 words either in Nepali or in English in MS Word format (.doc or .docx) and sent to [email protected]
ï Colour Scan of Birth Certificate Or Citizenship Or Passport Or A reference letter from school verifying your date of Birth should be attached along with the essay.
ï You will be automatically disqualified if plagiarism is found within the content of your essay.
ï One participant can send only one essay.
ï 15 from each group will be selected as primary selection
ï Essay should be named by her/his name, age, school, e-mail address and mobile number
ï Sano Sansar Initiative holds the complete right to include & remove any entry for the contest at any point in time.
ï Any writing considered inappropriate with the culture & values will be eliminated from the competition.
ï Sano Sansar Initiative holds the right to use any of the top essays awarded with prize in this contest at any cause upon mutual consent.
ï Sano Sansar Initiative holds all the rights to take any required decision without prior notice.

Last date of Submission 23 October 2012

Results will be published on 2nd / 3rd week of November 2012.

For any queries please leave your messages below. we’ll respond you shortly.

*This competition is only for Nepalese Children and Youths at the moment. We have series of programs until 2014, We will be announcing other programs for global children and youths soon, If you have any suggestions / comments for our future programs, please write to [email protected]

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