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SEALOEarth Essay Contest 2015

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Deadline: March 1, 2015.     (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

"The world’s ecosystems know no sovereignty."


  • "10 million species live on planet Earth. Each one is remarkable. But none can survive on its own. All life depends upon connections - unexpected, invariably complex, beautiful relationships between millions of plants and animals. And these connections form the planet's great ecosystems. They are vital for all life." - BBC
  • Examples - Why does the Canadian lynx need a caterpillar? Why does the tree need a fish? Why does the fungus need a flying squirrel? Can you think of any other examples in the region you live in? Explore the world that you have never seen before!
  • 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, 2015


  • 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. Bibliography is highly recommended 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; "wow" factor; Voice; Diction
  3. Mechanics - Grammar; Punctuation; Sentences; Spelling


  • Free. Suggested US $10 per contestant.

    Donations in support of our mission are fully tax deductible and are welcome.


  • The judges decision is final.


The awards in each category will be announced at the Earth Day Festival, Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.

  • First Prize: $200
  • Second Prize: $100
  • One first winning entry received by February 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 2014

We had wonderful essays from four countries across three continents. Checkout the selected essays in the newsletter!

Juniors (ages 9-12)

  • Ethan Mendes (Massachusetts, USA)
  • Anurag Pathak (New Jersey, USA)

Seniors (ages 13-17)

  • Gaurav Pathak (New Jersey, USA)
  • Maia Cataldo (Massachusetts, USA)

Youth (ages 18-25)

  • Jan Pawlowski (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Jesse Cataldo (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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