Trust for Sustainable Living

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Become a Teacher Champion

Teacher Champions represent their school or college and submit all the student’s essays. Students can participate in one of two age categories: 7-11 years or 12-18 years.

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 is 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 Student Debates and Awards on 11-12 July 2022.

Judging criteria

Student Debates


The 2022 Students 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 closed

Key dates