The 4th Global Youth Environmental Essay Competition

 

[IMPORTANT NOTICE]
Applicants using the English version of Entry Form will receive a submission confirmation email from the operating organization HOBY Korea individually within a few hours of submission. The deadline of submission is June 30, 2020, 23:59 (Korea Standard Time). 

 

Hosted/organized by Korean Educational Association for Empowerment of Software

Operated by HOBY Korea

Supported by Korea’s Ministry of Environment, Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gyeonggi-do, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Gyeonggido Office of Education, Gyeongnam Provincial Office of Education, Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (Friends of the Earth Korea), WWF Korea, HOBY Korea, the Korean Youth Center 

PURPOSE:

Environmental destruction caused by climate change is not a matter of concern only for certain experts or people living in a certain region. It has become a critical issue that we all have to care about. Following the successful hosting in 2014 and 2019, Korean Educational Association for Empowerment of Software is hosting the 3rd Global Youth Environmental Essay Competition in 2020 on the topic, “Climate change and humans’ roles,” to continuously urge youth to pay attention to the threat of climate change.

 

WHO WE ARE:

 

 

Korean Educational Association for Empowerment of Software is a non-profit organization registered in the Ministry of Science and ICT in the Republic of Korea. We are committed to developing high skilled manpower and encouraging international exchange in the field of science and ICT, and giving youth a variety of opportunities to build skills, experiences and global awareness in various fields with leadership and innovation.

GUIDELINES:

○ Eligibilities : Open to students from any country

– grades between 7th and 12th on June 30, 2010

○ Entry Fee : No entry fee

○ Topic : Climate change and humans’ roles

○ Languages : English or Korean (Choose one)

– Any idea related to the topic

– Essays must be shorter than 800 words in English or 2,000 characters or less in Korean (excluding title, footnotes, bibliography or references)

○ How to submit your essay : Submit your essay through the entry form.

DEADLINES:

○ June 30, 2020, 23:59 (Korea Standard Time)

○ Announcement of Winners : July 28, 2020 16:00 (Korea Standard Time)

AWARDS:

■ Award by South Korea’s Minister of Environment (1)

■ Award by South Korea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (1)

■ Award by Governor of Gyeonggi-do (1)

■ Awards by Johnny Khamis, Council Member of San Jose, California, U.S.A. (2)

■ Award by HOBY (2)

■ Awards by Korean Federation for Environmental Movement, Friends of the Earth Korea (4)

■ Awards by WWF Korea (3)

■ Award by Superintendent of the Seoul Office of Education (1)

■ Award by Superintendent of the Gyeonggido Office of Education (4)

■ Award by Superintendent of the Gyeongnam Provincial Office of Education (1)

■ Awards by President of Korean Educational Association for Empowerment of Software(5)

■ Awards by President of HOBY Korea (5)

■ Awards by President of the Korean Youth Center (5)

JUDGING CRITERIA:

– Originality : 35

– Development and Support : 35

– Organization, Language Use and Conventions :30

○  Total : 100

※ Submitted essays will not be returned.

※ Korean Educational Association for Empowerment of Software will obtain the copyright for submitted essays.

※ Plagiarized essays will be rejected. (Essays must be original)

※ Essays must be written by one person.

INQUIRIES:

82-2-569-9600   ksei@ksei.or.kr    hobyk@hobykorea.com