Trust for Sustainable Living

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Become a Teacher Champion

Teacher Champions represent their school and submit all the children’s essays. Children can participate in one of two categories – Primary Schools (ages 7-11) or Secondary Schools (ages 12-17).

Register as a Teacher Champion

Study the brief

Every year the competition focuses on a different global sustainability challenge. This year’s theme is CLIMATE JUSTICE.

The Essay Competition and Sustainability Challenge Video Competition are now open!

See the brief

Fingers crossed

Essay results will be announced online on 1 March 2022.

The top entries either receive Finalist (top 10%) or Honourable Mention (top 10-33%) award certificates. The overall Grand Prize Winner, and top ten medallists in each category, will be officially announced at the International School Debates and Awards on 11-12 July 2022.

Judging criteria

School debates


The 2022 Schools Debates on Climate Justice will take place as follows: Country Debates in Spring 2022, and online International Debate & Teacher Champions Exchange as part of the Partner Power: Climate Justice Summit 11-16 July 2022.

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The 2022 competition is now OPEN!

Key dates