In light of this, this year’s Global Youth Environment Essay Competition has chosen the essay topic of “Carbon Neutrality and the Role of Individuals,” giving young people around the world an opportunity to think about the roles they can play in various fields to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality in response to climate change.

Hosted and Organized by : Education Association for Software Empowerment (EASE)

○ Operated by : HOBY Korea 

○Supported by : Korea’s Ministry of Education, Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea’s Ministry of Environment,  Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Gyeonggi-do Provincial Government, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Gyeonggi-do Office of Education, Busan Metropolitan Office of Education, Incheon Metropolitan City Office of Education, Sejong City Office of Education,Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education, Gyeongnam Provincial Office of Education, Seoul Metropolitan Council, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Paju Office of Education in Gyeonggi-do, Korea Environmental Corporation, HOBY Youth Leadership Foundation (HOBY), Green Environmental Practice Headquarters, HOBY Korea

○ Entry Fee : No entry fee

○ Eligibilities : Middle and high school students from any country

  • Grades between 7th and 12th in the U.S. education system or equivalent on May 31, 2023 (Last year, students from 46 countries participated in.)

○ Deadline : May 31, 2023 KST

○ Announcement of Winners : June 30, 2023 KST  (to be noticed individually)

○ Awards Ceremony : August 5 (SAT), 2023 KST in Seoul  

○ Essay Topic : Carbon Neutrality and the Role of Individuals

○ Languages:  English or Korean (Choose one language.)

○ Word limit: Your essay must be shorter than 1,300 words in English, or 800 words or less in Korean

  •  excluding title, footnotes, bibliography or references

Certificate of Participation is issued to each participant.

○ How to Apply : Submit your essay using the form.    

  • Once an essay is submitted, it cannot be modified. If you want to make a change, please submit a new application.
  • You must use the essay submission form. Essays submitted without using the form will not be reviewed.
  • We do not accept applications by email.
  • Please note that any problems caused by incorrect or different personal information (name, date of birth, school name, etc.) provided on the online application form and/or essay submission form are the responsibility of the applicant.


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