Economic Society of Singapore

Identifying Opportunities and Powering Sustainable Growth in Singapore

SS-EMA-NCCS Essay Competition 2012: “Identifying Opportunities and Powering Sustainable Growth in Singapore”


Dear Students:

The Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) today launched a youth essay competition with the topic of “Identifying Opportunities and Powering Sustainable Growth in Singapore”. This competition aims to raise awareness amongst young adults on energy and climate change issues, and to identify opportunities which could lead to a sustainable growth path for Singapore. The competition is jointly supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS).

The Essay title is “Identifying Opportunities and Powering Sustainable Growth in Singapore”.


Competition Criteria

This year’s Competition is open to all pre-University students studying in Singapore, regardless of nationality, as well as all the pre-University Singaporean students studying abroad. The Competition invites submissions from Polytechnic, Centralised Institute, International schools, and Junior College students, as well as from pre-University full time national servicemen (NSF).

All entrants must comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Competition. The Competition will run for about five months beginning 28th December 2010. All essays must be accompanied by a completed entry form and a 300-word summary, which must be received no later than 8th May 2012.



The following awards will be given to the winning essays:

Pre-University Category
First Prize
Second Prize
Third Prize

All Winners will be invited to attend the Competition’s Award Ceremony, held in conjunction with the ESS Annual Dinner .

Winning essays will be selected by a panel of judges comprising representatives from the ESS, CSC, financial sector, private sector and government ministries.


How do I enter the Competition and submit my entry? 

1. Please read the Competition’s Terms & Conditions .
2. Entries can be submitted either online or via post. Refer to Terms & Conditions for details.
3. All entries are to be accompanied with the relevant Entry Forms available for download on the ESS website.

Download Entry Form for Pre-University Category