Submit Your Essay

Submission is open!

Essays can only be submitted until November 20, 2023


Essay Format

Language: English 
File Format: Two files are required for each essay: DOC and PDF
File Name: MEEC_2023_Essay[Contestant Number].doc
MEEC_2023_Essay[Contestant Number].pdf
       For Example: MEEC_2023_EssayU1023.pdf
Font: Times New Roman size 12
Line Spacing: All text in your document should be double-spaced
Margins: Normal margins
   Top/Bottom: 2.54cm; Left/Right: 3.17cm
Citations: Unlike an academic paper, it is not mandatory for contestants to use research and references for this competition. We suggest contestants reflect on the SDGs framework, contest theme, and their own ideas to write this essay. If you do choose to use references, please keep it to no more than 3 citations, referenced using APA format. 
Contestants should not put their name or school or any identifying information in the essay. Essays should include your contestant number and essay title at the top of the first page. Your contestant number and essay title are not included in the word count limit. 
Please do not add diagrams or photos into your essay.

Parent / Guardian Consent Form

Contestants under the age of 18 (as of September 1, 2023) have to submit a scanned copy of the signed parent / guardian consent form (either English or Chinese version) along with their essays. This form can be found in our Downloads Section.

File Name: MEEC_2023_Form[Contestant Number]
For Example: MEEC_2023_FormU1023.JPG

Submit your essay

Please submit your essay through the Google Form for your corresponding category.

Deadline to submit: November 20, 2023

Upper Primary School

Students enrolled
in Grades 4 – 6

Middle School

Students enrolled in
Form 1-3 / Grades 7 – 9  

High School

Students enrolled in
Form 4-6 / Grades 10 – 12  


Undergraduate students