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Living Rainforest International Essay Competition 2021

Last date to apply

23 December 2020

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About Living Rainforest International Essay Competition 2020

Living Rainforest essay competition 2021 is to further the knowledge of school student of sustainable living and the ways to achieve it. It is the 6th Edition of the Essay Competition. Since numerous years, this organization has been conducting essay competition to achieve a common goal of attaining sustainable development. Students and Teacher Champions who participate in the essay competition will be eligible to participate in a National Debate on the same theme in Spring 2020, leading to an International Online Debate (among the top-performing students) and Teacher Champions Exchange in Summer 2020

The theme of the Essay writing Competition:  Protecting biodiversity

Students are free to approach the topic however they wish.

For example, they might decide to:

  • consider one or many of the SDG’s
  • concentrate on already existing or possible future initiatives, or
  • focus on local, national or international level partnerships.

For the first time ever, the international events will take place online to help support the broadest possible participation from around the world. The essay writing competition rewards its winner by providing them with a fully paid round-trip to the UK to the 2020 International Schools Debate.

Living Rainforest is a charity run by the Trust for sustainable living. The mission of the Trust is to further the understanding of sustainable living in the UK and abroad through high-quality education.

Living Rainforest International Essay Competition Dates

Events Dates
School/Teacher Registration Started 8 September 2020
Last date to Submit the Essay 23 December 2020
Notification of Winning Finalists at all the Schools 15 February 2021
Grand Prize Trophy Winner & Top Ten Medallists notified (confidentially) 8 March 2021
Country Debates 15 Feb- 15 June 2021
Teacher Champions Exchange (online) 5 July 2021
International Schools Debate & Awards (online) 6 July 2021
Partner Power Summit (online) 7 July 2021


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Living Rainforest International Essay Competition 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Global
Age 7-17 years
Primary Students: Age 7 to 11 years
Secondary Students: Age 11 to 17 years

Living Rainforest International Essay Competition 2020 Reward

  • The writers of the Top Ten essays in each school category (Primary or Secondary) and the  Debate Winners will receive medals, and all Essay Finalists and Honourable Mentions and all Debate participants will receive personalised e-certificates.
  • All Paid Trip to the UK:  The Grand prize winners along with the parent, plus one Teacher Champion will be awarded a free trip to Oxford UK in summer 2021 along with £500 spending money. to attend the International Schools Debate.
  • The cost of the winning team will be covered by the organization.

Living Rainforest International Essay Competition 2020 Application form and Process

Participation in the Living Forest International Essay Competition is only possible through your school. Every school will be allowed to submit 30 essays online through this login registration.

Steps to Register

  • Teacher Champions will need to confirm their email address. They will have to check messages and follow up with the messages received.
  • Upon registration, each Teacher Champion will receive a unique username and password, which will be needed to upload the competition essays.
  • Register here for the essay competition

Topics for the Living Forest International Essay Contest 

Category Topic Maximum Words
Primary students
Ages 7-11
Theme: Protecting biodiversity 400 words
Secondary Students
Ages 11-17
600 words


Submission of Essay

Submission of Essays is only possible through online mode. No essay should be sent by e-mail or by post.

Living Rainforest International Essay Competition 2020 Selection Process

Judges: A distinguished panel of judges, drawn from experts and educationalists in the field, will select three winning entries for each age category.

Selection Criteria

  • Essays will be judged for originality and creativity. 
  • Unique and well-argued perspectives score highly.
  • Each child’s age is taken into account when judging, so that younger children are not at an unfair disadvantage when compared with older children.

Living Forest International Essay Contest Result

The Result will be announced by 15 February 2021. Schools will be notified of Finalists and Honourable Mentions and invited to attend International Schools Debate and Awards

Living Rainforest International Essay Competition 2020 Contact Details

The Living Rainforest / Trust for Sustainable Living
Hampstead  Norreys Berkshire RG18 0TN UK


+44 (0)1635 202444


+44 (0)1635 202440



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