Trust for Sustainable Living

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Become a Teacher Champion

Teacher Champions represent their school or college and submit all student essays. Students can participate in one of two age categories: 7-11 years or 12-18 years. The 2024 competition is open now. The deadline to register and submit entries is 18th Jan 2024.

Register as a Teacher Champion

Study the brief

Every year the competition focuses on a different global sustainability challenge. This year’s theme is NATURE -BASED SOLUTIONS.

The 2024 Essay Competition is now OPEN!

See the brief

Fingers crossed

The Finalist and Honourable Mention essay results will be announced on our website on the 14th March 2024.

The top entries either receive Finalist (top 10%) or Honourable Mention (top 10-33%) award certificates. The overall Grand Prize Winner, and top ten finalists in each category, will be officially announced at the International Student Debates and Awards in Summer 2024.

Judging criteria

Student Debates


The 2024 International Students Debates on NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS will take place online in Summer 2024 (dates TBC).

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The 2024 competition is now closed.

Key dates