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ISWA YPG Blog Writing Competition 2020

ISWA YPG Blog Writing Competition 2020

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The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Young Professionals Group (YPG) calls application in ISWA YPG Blog Writing Competition. ISWA YPG Blog Writing Competition is for young professionals and students from around the world to create a blog post exploring how COVID-19 exposed the fragilities and strengths of waste management worldwide.


The theme of this year’s competition, ‘Impacts and opportunities from COVID-19’, is a challenge for all of us to join the ongoing discussion aimed at improving waste and resource management – minimize waste generation, improve resilience and unveil the excellence of the ground workforce.

Competition Awards

  • 1st winner: Blog publication at Waste Management World magazine and ISWA website – blog section. A two-year individual ISWA membership (worth up to €400).
  • 2nd winner: A one-year individual ISWA membership (worth up to €200).
  • 3rd Winner: A one-year individual ISWA membership (worth up to €200).

Entry Requirements

  • Entries for ISWA YPG Blog Writing Competition must be in English. Writing should be concise and correct. British or American spelling is accepted if used consistently throughout the post.
  • Entrants must be between 18 and 35 years of age.
  • Entries must be submitted by the author and not on someone else’s behalf.
  • Each entrant may only submit one blog post.
  • The blog post must be original.
  • All sources must be cited using either APA or Chicago style.
  • It is not a requirement to be a member of ISWA.
  • However, participants (especially those who are considering a career in the waste industry) are encouraged to join ISWA to access invaluable benefits and support to progress in their careers.
  • Discounted participation rates to ISWA events and Congresses are available to students.

Selection Criteria

  • Qualified entries will undergo a full process of double-blind assessment.
  • The score will be distributed (70% – Reviewers’ scores 30% – Number of shares and likes in the original(s) post(s) shared by the participant, received by the 2nd October 2020.)
  • The quality and relevance between the identification of the issue and the proposal.
  • The expression of ideas in a concise and specific manner.
  • Decisions from Judges are final.

 Entry Form


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline02 October,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerISWA YPG



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