Global Energy Essay Contest 2013

Thank you for participating in the Global Energy Essay Contest 2013. We received an overwhelming response to the competition, with almost 400 entries from 67 countries. The team at Global Energy Initiative would like to thank all of you for sharing your innovative visions for the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024).

We would like to congratulate the finalists for this year's contest (in alphabetical order):

Ahmad Hammad (Jordan)
Alexander Walzl (England)
Aneesh Khokar (Sweden)
Chiara Pappalardo (USA)
Ching Hu (England)
Damian Ohienmhen (Nigeria)
Daniel Thorpe (USA) - Second Place Winner
Derck Koolen (Belgium)
Faoud Khan (Pakistan)
Henrik Larsen (England)
Natalia Weir (Australia)
Perdana Putra-Pan (Singapore)
Ross Collins (USA) - First Place Winner
Varun Govindaraj (India)
Ward Snoeck (Belgium)

Click here to read all the essays by this year's finalists.

How we graded the essays:
The essays were evaluated by a panel of three judges through a blind review process. We wanted the process to be as fair as possible, so names and place of origin were removed from the essay. Our judges evaluated you on the quality of your thoughts, originality and articulation of your ideas.

Our panel of judges:
Dr. Carolyn Kissane, Academic director of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Center for Global Affairs (CGA)
Ryan Hobert, Senior Director, Energy & Climate of the United Nations Foundation
Dr. George A. Garland, Former Executive Director (National Membership), United Nations Association of the USA


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