The First SDG Essay Competition for High-School Students

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Ban Ki-moon Foundation For a Better Future is launching the first SDG Essay Competition for high-school students to encourage their understanding of SDG as global leader of future Sustainable Development agenda


  • Essays can be submitted by the end of May 2022 and 10 finalists will be awarded a certificate from Mr. Ban Ki-moon on 15 June 2022

  • Title of the Essay for the Year 2022: “Your Leadership to Make the Net Zero 2050 Vision a Reality”

  • Clear elaboration of your specific ideas to realize Net Zero 2050 will be graded highly


1) Guidelines for Participation

  • Participants must be High School Students (Including Domestic / International High School)

  • Essay should be authored by the students themselves.

  • Only individual entries are admitted. No teams are allowed to take part in the competition

  • Essays shall be submitted in English only

  • Entries must be no longer than 2500 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography)

  • 11 pt and Single space

  • Footnotes and bibliography can be included if necessary

  • Essay should be submitted in PDF format

2) Judging Criteria

  • Creativity

  • Actionability

  • Logic

  • Consensus

  • Vision

  • Alternative specificity and suitability

3) Selection Process

  • All papers will be reviewed and evaluated anonymously by the Panelists appointed by the Ban Ki-moon Foundation in collaboration with GoCambridge<>.

4) Prizes

  • Up to 10 finalists will be announced on Ki-moon Ban’s official foundation web-site

  • Finalists will be invited to receive a certificate from Mr. Ban Ki-moon

5) Submission/Winners Announce

  • Deadline for submission: 23:59 KST on 31 May 2022 (E-mail :

  • Winners will be announced on 15 June 2022

  • Award Ceremony: by the end of June 2022

6) Information

  • Tel : +82)2-739-9094

<*You must include the following information in your mail: >

  1. Name (in Korean/English)

  2. Country

  3. Name of School and Grade

  4. Phone Number

  5. Address

  6. E-mail Address

  7. Name and phone number of Parent/Guardian


Attachment: SDG Essay Competition-Announcement