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SEALOEarth Global Essay Contest 2016

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Deadline: March 1, 2016.     (Eastern Time | UTC-05:00)

Please register and submit your essay in one step using the following link: ESSAY SUBMISSION

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A world in which all people participate in the stewardship of planet Earth.


Our mission is to heighten awareness of the responsibility of all people to manage global resources in a sustainable way, regardless of an individual’s country of origin, cultural background, spoken language or religion.

We share the resources of the Earth with other living things that rely on us to preserve these resources. When we care for the world’s land, water and air in responsible ways, we take steps to preserving our beautiful planet. is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Gifts in support of our mission are fully tax deductible.


Essay contest is a fantastic way of expressing the creativity in an individual. The imagination of young minds about the planet Earth is a window into the future. The objective is to educate about the complex, intricate and fragile interdependence of life as revealed by the global ecological problems around the world and to act individually by finding simple solutions inspiring the neighbors and communities we live in.

Essay Topic

"How do we ensure a prosperous future for our planet Earth within the safe operating space of its planetary boundaries and ecosystems?"


  • (Simple description for very young writers) Sustainability for Many Years in the Future: Looking into the far future (over 100 years), scientists have realized that having enough drinkable water will only be possible if wetlands are preserved. Also, having breathable air will only be possible if woodlands of trees and other vegetation are preserved. Can you describe wetlands and woodlands in your own experiences that should be preserved for many years in the future?
  • "Ecosystems provide many of the basic services that make life possible for people. Plants clean air and filter water, bacteria decompose wastes, bees pollinate flowers and tree roots hold soil in place to prevent erosion. All these processes work together to make ecosystems clean, sustainable, functional and resilient to change." - National Wildlife Federation
  • What else does the nature do for us, humans? How should an ideal planet Earth be in the immediate future and beyond? Who are the beneficiaries? How do you get there? Who takes the lead? Is it realistic? What are the NEW success stories?
  • The future of our planet Earth is not negotiable. How can people in our communities help to take care of our Earth? Let us leave our planet better than we found it.


        March 1, 2016


  • SEALOEarth

If you answer “yes” to at least one of the following:

  • Do you enjoy creative writing?
  • Do you want to create a better future for our beautiful and unique planet Earth?
  • Would you wish to support a global cause?


  • Participate in good habits of conservation and do small but necessary tasks like recycling.
  • Shoulder our individual and our collective responsibilities towards our planet Earth.
  • For helping out, get volunteer hours (up to 8 hours) from SEALOEarth.


  1. The essay contest is open to writers around the world in three categories: Youth (ages 9-12), Juniors (ages 13-17), and Seniors (ages 18-25)
  2. All entries must be original, unpublished, and written specifically for this contest.
  3. Single author and single entry per person will only be allowed.
  4. The essay must have a title.
  5. The essay content must be completely in English and should be between 1200-1600 words.
  6. The essay must be in text format (for cut and paste).
  7. The essay must not contain any personal information, tables, and diagrams.
  8. The essay must have MLA Citation Style and it is not part of the word count.
  9. All contestants must register and submit essay online, in one step.
  10. Entries without all required information will not be considered.
  11. Proof of age and a photograph must be promptly submitted when requested.
  12. Selected essays will be published by SEALOEarth.


  1. Content - Coherence; Clarity; Structure; Opening; Body; Closing
  2. Style - Creativity; MLA Citation Style; Voice; Diction
  3. Mechanics - Grammar; Punctuation; Sentences; Spelling


  • FREE


  • We are privileged to have an outstanding international panel of judges for the essay contest from the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.
  • The judges decision is final.


The awards in each category will be announced at the Earth Day Festival, Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

  • First Prize: $200
  • Second Prize: $100
  • One first winning entry received by January 1st will receive an additional prize of $25!
We reserve the right to change the prize amount depending on the funds available.

We expect outstanding essays from all young minds. Good luck!

Feel good and proud about your participation in the stewardship of planet Earth.


For questions and information, please contact via email: info(at)

WINNERS OF SEALOEarth Essay Contest 2015

We had wonderful essays from three countries across three continents. Thanks to our International panel of judges.

Youth (ages 9-12)

  • Manasvi Iyengar (Massachusetts, USA)
  • Anurag Pathak (New Jersey, USA)

Junior (ages 13-17)

  • Priya Iyengar (Massachusetts, USA)
  • Ethan Mendes (Massachusetts, USA)

SEALOEarth intends to unite, not only the people around the world, but the entire spectrum of life, for a better future of our beautiful and unique planet Earth.

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