Global Essay Competition: Young Voices in the Chemical Sciences for Sustainability

We are delighted to announce our new annual essay competition

The International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development (IOCD), in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), is launching an annual essay competition on the role of the chemical sciences in sustainability. The competition is open globally to entrants under 35 years of age, and the theme for the 2023 competition is:


How can the chemical sciences lead the stewardship of the Earth’s element resources?


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Essays will be grouped into seven regions for shortlisting and selection of winners, with each regional winner receiving a prize of $500 (USD). The winning entries will also be published in RSC Sustainability. Shortlisted essays will be collected in an annual compendium, Young Voices in the Chemical Sciences for Sustainability, that will be published online and will be available on IOCD’s website.


Find out more about submitting your essay, the collection theme, and the prizes on offer by reading RSC Sustainability’s editorial about the competition:

Global essay competition: Young Voices in the Chemical Sciences for Sustainability

RSC Sustain., 2023,1, 10-10, DOI: D2SU90002E