Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2nd Year of Energy Essay Writing Contest

Join the Energy Essay Writing Contest - Year 2, and get a chance to win as much as 50,000 pesos cash! Cash prizes also await to those who will win in the special categories.

This writing contest is open to all Filipinos 16 to 30 years old and currently enrolled in an academic year (2010-2011) or any undergraduate course or post-graduate (mastery) degree.


The project is an inter-university competition aimed at promoting the young Filipino’s role in attaining sustainable energy independence while maintaining a sound ecosystem. It seeks for views on the new generation’s contribution to having a ‘clean’, efficient as well as sustainable source of energy – for both the oil and electricity sectors. The contest will also look for the youth’s views on the best types of eco-friendly power generation and energy conservation policies and measures to support development.


Entry must be from Filipino citizen, 16-30 years old, enrolled during academic year (2010-2011) or at the entry submission in a four or five-year undergraduate course or post-graduate degree (Master’s level) in a college or university in the country. For the special categories, submission from Filipino students who are studying in universities/colleges abroad are also welcome.

Essay entries must not have been published print or online. A student can only submit one entry for the main category revolving on the theme: Energy Access for More: How Can the Youth Be Involved in Solving the Country’s Energy Challenge?”

The Grand Awardee as well as the winners on the Special Categories from last year’s contest (2009-2010) will no longer be allowed to submit their entries this year.

A complete entry must have the following:

* Accomplished application form with passport size photo
* One-page summary stating career goals and aspirations
* Proof of enrollment in a university/college i.e. photocopy of recent ID or University certification
* Essay containing 1,000 to 1,500 words with the theme:
“Energy Access for More: How Can the Youth Be Involved in Solving the Energy Challenge?”

Criteria for judging

There will be two-level judging for the entries by a panel from the government, private energy companies and the media. The criteria for judging are as follows:

1.1 Substance 40%
1.2 Writing style and clarity of points 30%
1.3 Originality (of concepts and ideas) 30%

*For the top 10 contenders, a panel interview by the judges will be undertaken prior to the ranking of the final winners.

Project Implementation – December 2010 to June 2011

December 6, 2010 – Project Launching

*as part of the National Energy Consciousness Month (Department of Energy) DOE Multi-Purpose Gym

University-Launch Activity - March 2011
Deadline of Submission Of Entries - April 30, 2011
Awarding Rites- June 2011

Submission of Entries: Energy Library Project Office

(By Mail) 9th Floor, Wholesale Electricity Spot Market
Robinsons-Equitable Tower
ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City

Online Submissions: essay@energyyouthleaders.com

Enquiries on the Contest: energyyouthleaders@yahoo.com or contact 0927-9862168


Grand Award Winner - P50,000 plus trophy
Special Categories - P35,000 plus trophy

Special Award Categories

-Clean Energy Solutions
-Enhancing Electricity Market Competitiveness
-Green Workplace
-Best Energy Market Solutions


- you may submit your entry through mail or through e-mail/online. For online submssions, send your entry to essay@energyyouthleaders.com
- deadline for submission is on April 30, 2011
For more information about this contest, you may visit the Energy Information Link website. You may also ask more questions through the following contact: through cellphone 0927-9862168 or e-mail at energyyouthleaders@yahoo.com.

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