Global Sustainable Energy Essay Contest 2013

The Global Energy Essay Contest provides an exciting opportunity for college and university students around the world to engage in critical thinking and present their ideas and solutions to tackle the key energy issues that humanity faces today.


The essay contest is open to all students from across the world that are currently enrolled in university working towards a degree program (e.g. B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S, M.B.A, M.Ed., Ph.D., etc.) to take part in the contest.

Essay Topic

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2014 to 2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All and taking inspiration from this, students are invited to share their thoughts by writing a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay on the topic: “A Vision for The Decade (2014-2024) of Sustainable Energy for All.”


The 1st and 2nd place winners will receive an invitation to the Global Energy Conference at the United Nations on December 11 and 12, 2013. The 1st place winner will also have a speaking opportunity during the award presentation ceremony. Airfare and accommodation to New York, United States will be covered. The top ten finalists will receive certificates from Global Energy Initiative.

The deadline for submission is October 28, 2013. Prize-winners will be announced on November 8, 2013. For essay guidelines and additional contest details visit

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