Official Launch of the International SDGs Competition for Students: “Bridging Green Education: Uniting Sustainable Communities”

UNESCO IITE and the Nisai Group are co-organizing the exclusive SDGs competition “Bridging Green Education: Uniting Sustainable Communities” to support students’ green education initiatives aimed at achieving the SDGs.

Invitations to participate in the competition are extended to students aged 12-16 from around the world, with English proficiency at A2 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent.

The competition is conducted online and consists of three rounds:

Round 1: Preliminary Round: April 16 – May 22

Each participant fills out a registration form for the competition. Each participant is allowed to register only one application, ensuring complete and accurate information, including:

  • Latest academic transcript;
  • International English proficiency certificates: IELTS, Cambridge, TOEFL, etc. (if available);
  • Certificates or awards for academic and extracurricular achievements (if available);
  • Outline of the video on the topic of “Greening Our Neighborhoods: How education can support the creation of inclusive urban sustainability”. The outline should be no longer than 300 words.

The information provided during registration will be the basis for the Organizing Committee to evaluate and award prizes. The Organizing Committee will not recognize the results for participants with any discrepancies in the registered information.

Round 2: Competency Assessment Round: May 18 – May 27

Participants take a comprehensive assessment test as instructed by the Organizing Committee. The test includes 01 BKSB test – Comprehensive assessment of English and Math ability test.

Judges will evaluate the assessment test and announce the results to participants via email on May 23rd.

Round 3: Video Round: May 28 – June 13

Participants create presentation videos on the topic outlined. The content of the video should focus on sharing and demonstrating how education can empower local residents to take action and create positive environmental and social change in their immediate surroundings.

Each participant submits one video for evaluation by the judges. The participants with the best video will be selected to join an interview with the judges to further elaborate their ideas.

The submitted videos must meet the following requirements:

  • Language: English
  • Video length: maximum 3 minutes
  • Format: Videos must be submitted in .mp4 format. The videos should be recorded horizontally.
  • Video quality: Clear sound, no blurry images, clear view of the participant’s face.
  • Students may use additional illustrative images for better video content.

Please refer to sample videos from previous competition participants.

🏆 Prize: Five 100% scholarships for the SDGs course with Nisai Global School & a Certificate of Participation.

The information is succinctly presented in the infographic below.