Application Due Date: December 20 th 2018

The Trust for Sustainable Living is happy to welcome schoolchildren worldwide to share their distinct viewpoints on the function youths can play in attaining UN Sustainable Advancement Objective #15– to save and sustainably handle life on land.

The essay competitors is focused on main trainees and secondary trainees, supported by Instructor Champions, moms and dads and schools.

All trainees and Instructor Champions who take part in the essay competitors are warmly welcomed to participate in the 2019 International Schools Arguments in British Columbia, Canada (8-12 July, 2019).


Each trainee is welcomed to send one essay in English, entitled:

Main trainees (ages 7-11; max. 400 words): Youths are crucial to attaining SDG #15(Life on Land)

Secondary trainees (ages 11-17; max. 600 words): Youths are crucial to attaining SDG #15(Life on Land)

The rewards

  • Every year, one general Grand Reward winner (plus Instructor Champ and moms and dad) wins a complimentary journey to the TSL International Schools Arguments & Awards. The 2019 arguments will occur in British Columbia, Canada.
  • The authors of the leading 10 essays in each classification (Main or Secondary) get medals and all Finalists, Honourable References and Argument Guests get customised certificates.


  • Every year the competitors concentrates on a various international sustainability obstacle.
  • This year’s style is LIFE ON LAND.

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Evaluating and guidelines

The essays are evaluated for creativity and imagination in all formats, and the prospective to add to an useful global dispute

Special and well-argued viewpoints score extremely. Please avoid copying and pasting non-original product.

A worldwide evaluating panel of sustainability professionals and educationalists will pick the winning entries for each age classification.


  • Mid-September 2018

    Registration opens for Instructor Champions/Schools to take part in the TSL 2019 Essay Competitors.

  • 20 December 2018

    Due date for submission of essays (and Schools Sustainability Difficulty videos).

  • 15 February 2019

    Statement of essay competitors recipients– Finalists (Leading 10%) and Honourable References (Leading 33%).

  • 31 May 2019

    Registration due date to participate in the 2019 Schools Arguments (compulsory for all participants). All trainees and instructors who send an essay (or Schools Sustainability Difficulty video) are extremely welcome to participate in.

  • 8-12 July 2018

    International Schools Arguments & Awards, Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia.

To Find Out More:

Go To the Authorities Web Page of the Trust for Sustainable Living (TSL) 2019 International Schools Essay Competitors

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