EMEND World Environment Day Writing Competition

EMEND World Environment Day Writing Competition

Emeraldscape Environmental Development (EMEND) is proud to announce a writing competition to commemorate World Environment Day 2023. This competition aims to encourage critical thinking and active engagement with environmental issues, specifically plastic pollution.

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Outstanding essays will be rewarded with cash prizes:

  • First Place: N100,000
  • Second Place: N75,000
  • Third Place: N50,000

Competition Topic

The topic for the competition is “In your opinion, what are the most effective and feasible solutions to tackle the issue of plastic pollution in your community, and how can individuals take action to support the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign?”

We invite students to explore innovative strategies to combat plastic pollution, considering local realities and effective individual actions.


The competition is open to all students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, with the exception of final-year students. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to voice their ideas, engage with a pressing environmental issue, and stand a chance to win exciting prizes.

Competition Guidelines

Please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting your essay:

  • The essay should not exceed 1200 words, including references.
  • Essays should be submitted in MS Word format, A4 size, with a font size of 12 (Times New Roman), and a line spacing of 1.5.
  • Essays must not breach the rules of plagiarism. Infringements will lead to disqualification.
  • Fill in the application and submit your essay through the Google Form found at http://tinyurl.com/wedessay2023.

Submission Format

When submitting, please provide your level of study and phone number only.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for essay submissions is the 14th of May, 2023.

We encourage all eligible students to take part in this competition and to contribute their unique perspectives to the #BeatPlasticPollution campaign. Your innovative ideas could lead to the next big breakthrough in our fight against plastic pollution!

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