Macao-wide English Essay Competition
Theme: An Inclusive World
The Macau-wide English Essay Competition is a platform for students to showcase their thoughts, creative ideas, and written communication skills. With the theme “An Inclusive World”, we encouraged students to learn about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, challenge themselves, and make a difference in their community.
Through this inaugural event, we had over 1,000 students register schools in Macao. We were also able to publish the winning essays into an Essay Collection that was distributed and sold locally.
We want to thank everyone who were part of this event – students, teachers, supporters, judges, co-organizers, and members of the Macau Professional Speaking Association, Thank you for bringing about positive change in our beautiful home.
Competition Results and Award Ceremony
Our award ceremony was held in May 13, 2023 at the Macao Science Center. To see the list of winners, please check our results page.
Thank you for joining us on November 27 for a virtual event to learn more about the Global Goals
To inspire our community, this event featured speakers to share their thoughts on what inclusiveness means to them. Not only did we share more about the competition, participants learned more about The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, inclusiveness, and how we can build a more resilient future!
Winning works were published in an essay collection at the end of the competition
The collection is available online on the website and offline in print media. By embracing the voices of student stakeholders in the society, we hope to encourage the Macao community to build a more sustainable and resilient future together.
MEEC is proud to be recognized by Urban October
Hosted by UN Habitat, Urban October is an opportunity for everyone to be part of the conversation about the urban challenges and opportunities created by the rapid change in our cities, towns, and communities. Macao-wide English Essay Competition is proud to be recognized as an event advocating change as a part of Urban October, World Habitat Day, and World Cities Day.
2022-2023 Judging Panel
We thank all the judges for their time and expertise. Judges are listed alphabetically, by given name.
Institute of Science and Environment University of Saint Joseph
Angelina Maria Ferreira Martins Cheang
Research Intern, the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)
President of the Supervisory Council, Macau Model United Nations Promotion Association
Macau for Waste Reduction
Managing Director Macao Association for the Advancement of English Language Teaching
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Professional and Graduates Toastmasters Club
English Instructor Creator of Writing Breakthrough System
Director - General Education Department
City University of Macau
Inês Pereira Chagas Madeira
Dr. Jack Wu
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine, USA
José Carlos Matias
Macau Business Media
Jose Weng-Chou Wong
Associate Professor in Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Macau University of Science and Technology
Macao Tourism and Hospitality Association
English Language Centre, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau
Karen Araño Tagulao
Senior Lecturer - Institute of Science and Environment University of Saint Joseph
Lisa Wong Un
Vice President Language Exchange & Culture Promotion Association
Vice Director General
Youth Association of 'The Women’s General Association of Macau'
Architect / Interactive Designer / Technologist
Navraaz K. Basati
University of Illinois, USA
Macao Tertiary Sector Promotion Association
Society of Food & Environmental Health (Macao)
Dr. Steve Lo
FSA, CFA, FRM
Director of Graduate Actuarial Science Program, Clinical Associate Professor Director of Georgia State University
Tam Ka Lok
English Language Teacher
Hou Kong Middle School
Associate Public Information Officer
Dr. Tony Wei
Prefect of Studies
CCC Kei Yuen College
Adjunct Lecturer Curriculum and Instruction Faculty of Education Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Ubaldino Couto
Lecturer in Festivals and Events
School of Hospitality Management, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies
President, Executive Committee
Macao Tourism and Hospitality Association
Un Wa Lok
Language Exchange & Culture Promotion Association
Executive Board Member
Macao Education Development Research Association
2020-21 District 89 Director