The “sustainable” essay competition is open to local students and young people



Trials should focus on the future population of SImcoe County who can be “sustainably supported by renewable and non-renewable resources” in the region.

Are you a young local? Do you like to write? Do you care about the planet?

Canadians for a Sustainable Society is offering cash prizes for its Youth Essay Contest.

The trials aim to answer a fundamental question: what is a sustainable population for Simcoe County?

The competition is open to all youth and students living or taking classes in Simcoe County, Barrie and Orillia.

There are two categories: high school students and post-secondary students. However, the competition is also open to non-students up to 25 years old.

There are prizes for each category:

  • First prize $ 1,000
  • Second Prize $ 500
  • Third Prize $ 250

The essays will be judged on the strength of the arguments presented to propose the size of the population that can be sustainably supported by renewable and non-renewable resources in the geographic area of ​​Simcoe County.

The trials will be judged by the board of directors of Canadians for a Sustainable Society and decisions will be final. All essays submitted become the property of Canadians for a Sustainable Society and may be published at the discretion of the Board of Directors, with credit given to the authors.

The submission deadline is October 31, 2021

Send the submissions in pdf format marked “ESSAY COMPETITION” to: [email protected]

Winners will be announced by November 30, 2021.

Canadians for a Sustainable Society has a great deal of information on its website, but participants should also research their own reference material.

Questions? Contact Sandy Agnew by phone at 705 835-6824 or by email at [email protected]


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