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International Essay Contest for Young People

essaycontest Young people were invited to enter the 2011 International Essay Contest organized by the Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO. The theme was "My Story of Inspiration".

This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.


Greening the Blue: Photo Competition

altThe contest invited people to try their hand at capturing an image which describes a sustainable UN.

In total, 377 photos from over 40 countries were submitted to the contest, which was open to everyone. In addition to choosing a clear winner, the judges chose to recognise three runners up.


Forests through your lens (FAO)

Winners announced in June

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faotreesAs we headed into the final quarter of the International Year of Forests 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invited you to submit a photo of the forests that you know and love. They asked you to send a photo that showed your connection to the forest.

The best photographs were be included in the Unasylva publication, and added to the FAO forestry photo library.

Ended: January 31, 2012.

Volvo Adventure (UNEP)

Winners available here

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volvounepThe Volvo Adventure - in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - is an educational programme that seeks to reward environmental activities and the decision-makers of the future.

Project submission for 2012 is now closed, visit the website to see the finalists and winners. To enter, you had to form a team of 2 to 5 members aged 13 to 16. Perform an environmental project in your local community & submit the project to the competition website.

Ended: January 31, 2012.

UNEP Blogging Competition for World Environment Day

Winners announced on the website

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blogcompetitionIn January and February this year, UNEP and TreeHugger invited green bloggers across the world to write an article for the World Environment Day competition. About 150 successful entries were received and each stood a chance to win a fully paid round trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to blog for World Environment Day on 5 June 2012.

Ended: February 12, 2012.

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