Trust for Sustainable Living

About the 2021 International Schools Essay Competition

How can we protect biological diversity and stop the sixth mass extinction?

The results are in!

During such a challenging year, particularly for schools, teachers and students, TSL are delighted to have received a record 1,350 entries in our 2021 International Schools Essay Competition!

290 Teacher Champions from 213 schools, across 59 countries around the world, have enabled their students to share their ideas to help protect the Earth’s precious biological diversity.

Students have identified several key issues and causes of biodiversity loss including:

and explored a number of exciting and innovative solutions including:




The prizes

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.

The 2021 competition is now closed

Key dates