International Essay Competition for Primary/Secondary Students 2022 (Win Free Trip to Oxford)

Trust for Sustainable Living(TSL) in the UK is inviting applications for the International Essay Competition for primary students and secondary students in 2022.

The Trust for Sustainable Living is pleased to invite schoolchildren around the world to share their dreams about the potential of partnerships and collaborations to help achieve a more sustainable future. The essay competition is aimed at primary students and secondary students, supported by Teacher Champions, parents and schools. (To participate, each school simply needs to register a Teacher Champion to coordinate on its behalf.)

Worth of Award

  • One overall Grand Prize trophy winner will receive a free international trip to a TSL Summit, including £500 spending money.
  • The Top 10 essay medallists will receive eco-friendly e-medals with redeemable gift tokens included. All participating Teacher Champions, Essay Finalists & Honourable Mentions, and International Debate participants, will receive personalised e-certificates.


  • Students are free to approach the topic however they wish.
  • Whatever they decide, children are strongly encouraged to include their own personal views, perspectives and experiences to help bring their visions alive.
  • Each student is invited to submit one essay in English, entitled,
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Each student is invited to submit one essay in English, entitled:

“How would addressing inequality help to combat the climate crisis?”

  • The essay length varies by age as follows:
  • Primary students (ages 7-11): 400 words
  • Secondary students (ages 12-17): 600 words

How to Apply

To apply;

  • Become a Teacher Champion.
  • Teacher Champions represent their school and submit all the children’s essays.
  • Children can participate in one of two categories – Primary Schools (ages 7-11) or Secondary Schools (ages 11-17).
  • If you would like to register as a teacher champion to take part in any of their competitions please complete the form on the website.
  • Already registered but not had your confirmation email? Please check your junk to resend the confirmation email.
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Deadline: Application closes January 9, 2021.


Click here for more details and to apply